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Samrat gets bail in two cases

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 April, 2022 12:00 AM
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Samrat gets bail in two cases

Two Dhaka courts on Sunday granted bail to suspended Juba League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in arms and money laundering cases.

 Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain granted bail in the case filed against him over laundering Tk 195 crore.

Meanwhile, Judge Faisal Atiq Bin Kader of Dhaka Metropolitan Special Tribunal-2 granted bail to Samrat in an arms case after hearing his bail petition submitted on health grounds.

But the former president of Dhaka South unit of Jubo League cannot walk out of jail as he is accused in several other cases, said his lawyer Ehsanul Haque Shomaji.

 Bail petitions in the corruption and drug cases against Samrat will be submitted on Monday and April 13 to the seventh Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court and      the Special Judge's Court-6 of Dhaka, respectively, said his lawyer.

On October 6, 2019, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Samrat and his associate Arman from village Kunja Sreepur under Alkora union of Chauddagram Upazila in Cumilla.

Later, they were brought to Dhaka. On the same day, a team of RAB led by its executive magistrate, Sarwar Alam, launched an operation at the Samrat’s office at Bhuiyan Trade Center in Kakrail of Dhaka.

 The executive magistrate sentenced him to six months in jail on charges of illegally keeping animal hides in the office.

 Samrat came under the spotlight after Rab busted his illegal casino business at different sporting clubs in Dhaka.  After his arrest, he was expelled from the Jubo League.