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12:00 AM, November 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:11 AM, November 18, 2019

Samrat remanded again

Former Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Samrat, an alleged kingpin of the illegal casino business in the capital, was placed on a six-day remand yesterday in a case filed over amassing illegal wealth.

On October 15, Samrat was remanded for 10-days in two cases filed under the arms and narcotics control acts.

Rab arrested Samrat and his close aide Enamul Haque Arman, former vice-president of the same unit, in Cumilla after raiding a house near Indian border on October 6.

Yesterday, Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka’s Senior Special Judge’s Court passed the order after Jahangir Hossain, a deputy director of Anti-Corruption Commission and also the case’s investigation officer, produced him before the court.

Arman was also remanded for six days in a case filed for amassing wealth worth Tk 2.05 crore beyond known source of income. On November 12, ACC filed the case against Samrat for amassing illegal wealth worth about Tk 2.95 crore.

The expelled Dhaka South Jubo League president invested at home and abroad over Tk 1,000 crore in plots, houses and movie production, according to ACC.

The case statement said Samrat amassed Tk 1.84 crore till 2018-19 fiscal. The commission did not find any legal source of the amount.

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