Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, one of the casino kingpins, has finally been arrested, putting an end to speculations about his arrest since the drive against corruption began over two weeks ago.
Gambling was the only addiction of Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Samrat, claimed his wife Sharmin Chowdhury. “He had no greed for property, flats or cars … He used to take frequent trips to Singapore to gamble there,” she told reporters when Rab raided their Mohakhali DOHS residence yesterday afternoon, hours after Samrat was arrested in Cumilla.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said no one involved in corruption will be spared and drives against them will continue.
The government asks the immigration police to remain alert so that the Dhaka South Jubo League President Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat cannot leave the country.
Some of the Nepali citizens who had been working at a casino in Mohammedan Sporting Club came to Bangladesh in the guise of readymade garments traders, documents recovered from the club showed.
Hailing the ongoing drive against the casino and illegal business, Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon says that he informed the local government ministry about one of his councilors’ casino business but no action was taken against him.