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Samrat, Arman jailed

  • Published at 08:03 pm October 6th, 2019
Arman Samrat
File Photo: Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, right, and his accomplice Enamul Haque Arman Collected

Samrat has been sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj

Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, and his accomplice Arman have been sentenced to six months in prison. 

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Executive Magistrate Sarwoar Alam sentenced Samrat, under the Wildlife (preservation and security) Act, on Sunday, for keeping two Kangaroo hides in his possession.

Arman was given six months in prison, as he was found in a drunken state at the time of his arrest from Comilla.

RAB Special Forces raided Samrat’s Kakrail office on Sunday afternoon, and found one 7.5mm gun, 7 rounds of bullets, 1,160 yaba pills, 19 bottles of foreign liquor, two kangaroo hides, two sticks, and two electric taser machines.

RAB took Samrat to his Kakrail office during the raid.

While speaking to journalists at Samrat’s Kakrail office, RAB Legal and Media Wing Director Sarwar Bin Quasem said: “We raided his office based on the information he gave us.”

“We will file cases against him under The Narcotics Control Act, Wildlife (preservation and security) Act, and the Arms Act,” he added.

RAB escort Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat at his office in Kakrail, Dhaka on Sunday, October 6, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Arman is currently in police custody.

The raid continued from 1:40pm to 7:10pm on Sunday.

RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwoar said: “Today (Sunday) is the 19th day of operation against illegal casino business. We will ask for remand against Samrat, and interrogate him further. Three case will be filed against him.”

“We also heard about his involvement in money laundering. If we find concrete information about it, there will be another case against him under the Anti-Money Laundering Act,” the RAB magistrate added.

While RAB members were leaving Samrat’s office after the raid, Samrat’s supporters chanted slogans in favour of him, and protested against the raid in front of the building.

Later, Samrat was sent to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj.

In early Sunday, RAB arrested Dhaka South Jubo League President Samrat, and his accomplice Arman from Comilla, over their alleged involvement with illicit casino operations.

He was arrested from Chauddagram upazila of the district around 5am on Sunday.