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2 cases filed against Samrat, Arman

  • Published at 05:05 pm October 7th, 2019
Arman Samrat
Picture shows Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, right, and his accomplice Arman Collected

Samrat was sued under narcotics and arms acts, while Arman was sued under the Narcotics Act only

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has filed two cases against expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and his accomplice Arman.

The cases against Samrat and Arman were filed with the Ramna police station on Monday.

Samrat was sued under narcotics and arms acts, while Arman was sued under the Narcotics Act only.

RAB (legal and media wing) Assistant Director Mizanur Rahman confirmed the matter.

On Sunday, hours after their arrest, Jubo League leaders Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat and Enamul Hoque Arman were jailed by a mobile court for six months, for wildlife law violations and drunkenness, respectively.

The two were then sent to jail, said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam. 

Samrat, allegedly a top casino kingpin, was sentenced under the Bangladesh Wildlife Preservation Act after a RAB raid found the hide of two kangaroos at his Kakrail office in Dhaka.

The executive magistrate added that Arman faced imprisonment as he was drunk while being arrested along with Samrat from the Chauddagram upazila of Comilla around 5am on Sunday. 

Several hours later, then Dhaka South city unit Jubo League President Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and Vice President Arman were expelled from the ruling party youth wing for breaching party discipline and carrying out unethical practices.

Iqbal Mahmood Bablu, publication secretary of the Central Jubo League, confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune Sunday afternoon.

After being suspected of running illegal casinos, Samrat was issued with a travel ban and had gone into hiding, according to police.