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Samrat, Arman placed on six-day remand

  • Published at 12:40 am November 18th, 2019
Arman Samrat
File Photo: Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, right, and his accomplice Enamul Haque Arman Collected

Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the Dhaka Senior Special Judge’s Court passed the orders on Sunday

A Dhaka court has placed expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat and his close aide Enamul Haque Arman on a six-day remand each in two separate cases filed over amassing illegal wealth.

Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the Dhaka Senior Special Judge’s Court passed the orders on Sunday.

In the morning, expelled Dhaka south unit Jubo League president Samrat was produced before the court by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Deputy Director Md Jahangir Alam, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, with a seven-day remand prayer.   

Opposing the remand petition, defence counsels submitted a bail petition for Samrat but the court rejected the plea after hearing.

The court approved six days in remand for Samrat.

In the afternoon, former Dhaka South unit Jubo League vice president Arman was remanded after ACC  Deputy Director Md Salauddin, also the IO in the case, produced him before the same court seeking a seven-day remand.   

Later, the court approved six days in remand for Arman.

On November 12, the ACC filed two separate cases against the duo with the anti-graft watchdog's Integrated District Office 1 in Dhaka on charges of amassing wealth illegally. 

According to the case statement, Samrat and Arman were involved in the illegal casino business and had illegally amassed wealth of TK2.94 crore and Tk2.05 crore, respectively.  

The commission further learnt that Samrat had accumulated illegal wealth worth Tk1,000 crore abroad.

On October 15, a Dhaka court put Samrat on a 10-day remand in two cases filed under Narcotics Control Act and arms act.

The same court also placed Arman on a five-day remand in the anti-narcotics case on the same day.

On October 6, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the two at Chauddagram upazila in Comilla, over their alleged involvement in illicit casino operations. 

A RAB mobile court, led by Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam, sentenced Samrat to six months’ imprisonment for possessing the hides of wild animals, and Arman to six months' jail for possessing illegal liquor.

On October 7, the elite force filed two cases against them with Ramna police station.

Samrat was sued under the Narcotics Control Act and arms act, while Arman was sued under the Narcotics Control Act only.