ACC sues Samrat, Arman for illegal wealth

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 15:36, Nov 12, 2019 | Updated : 15:54, Nov 12, 2019

Photo shows expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat (r) with his accomplice Enamul Haque Arman.The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has brought charges of amassing illegal wealth against expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat and his aide Enamul Haque Arman.
Two separate cases have been filed on Tuesday (Nov 12) with the graft watchdog's coordinated district office, Dhaka-1, said ACC Deputy Director Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya.
Samrat stands accused of amassing illegal wealth worth nearly Tk 30 million while Arman for Tk 20.5 million.
On Oct 6, Rapid Action Battalion members arrested Samrat, former president of Dhaka South Jubo League, and his close aide Arman, former vice-president of the same unit, from Cumilla after raiding a house near Indian border.
He came under the spotlight after RAB busted his illegal casino business at different sporting clubs in Dhaka. He was expelled from the Jubo League following the arrest.
Samrat was then brought to the capital, and the elite police unit raided various establishments where the Jubo League leader either lived or carried out political and business activities.
RAB also took Samrat to his political office in Kakrail where he had been reportedly staying since the crackdown began on Sept 18.
A RAB mobile court sentenced Samrat to six months in jail for possessing wild animal hides and another six months for possessing illegal liquor.
RAB started the two cases, under the arms and narcotics legislation, against him with Dhaka's Ramna police the next day.