RAB presses narcotics charges against Samrat, Arman

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:26, Dec 09, 2019 | Updated : 20:27, Dec 09, 2019

Photo shows expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Chowdhury Samrat (r) with his accomplice Enamul Haque Arman.Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has pressed charges against expelled Jubo League South unit president Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and his accomplice Enamul Haque Arman in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.
RAB-1 deputy inspector Abdul Alim, also investigating officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the court of Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Masudur Rahman on Monday (Dec 9), according to the court sources.
Indictment hearing in the case would begin on Dec 15, the sources added.
On Oct 6, RAB members arrested Samrat and Arman, former vice-president of the same unit, from Cumilla after raiding a house near the 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.
On Nov 12, the Anti-Corruption Commission also filed two separate cases for amassing illegal wealth.
Samrat stands accused of amassing illegal wealth worth nearly Tk 30 million while Arman for Tk 20.5 million.