The Anti-Corruption Commission on Tuesday filed two separate cases against expelled Juba League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman on charges of amassing illegal wealth.
The commission filed the cases with its integrated district office 1 in Dhaka against the two accused on charges of amassing illegal wealth, said the commission’s public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee.
The commission deputy director Md Jahangir Alam filed a case against Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat on charges of amassing illegal wealth worth Tk 2.94 crore.
Besides, the commission deputy director Md Salauddin filed another case against Enamul Haque Arman on charges of amassing Tk 2.05 crore beyond known sources of income.
Earlier, the Rapid Action Battalion on October 6 arrested Samrat, the then president of Dhaka South Juba League, and his close aide Arman, also vice-president of the same unit, in Cumilla after raiding a house near Indian border.
During the raid, a mobile court sentenced Arman to six months’ imprisonment as he was found drunk and a case was also filed against him with Chauddagram police station in Cumilla for possessing 140 Yaba tables.
Samrat came under the spotlight after RAB busted his illegal casino business at different sports clubs in Dhaka. Both the accused were expelled from the Juba League following their arrest.
After arrest, Samrat was brought to Dhaka, and the RAB conducted operations at various establishments where the Juba League leader either lived or carried out political and business activities.
A mobile court, led by executive magistrate Sarwoer Alam, sentenced Samrat to six months’ imprisonment for possessing wild animal hides and another six months for possessing illegal liquor at his political office in the capital’s Kakrail.
On October 7, RAB filed two cases against Samrat for possessing illegal arms and narcotics while Arman was also accused in the narcotics case. They are now in jail in connection with a numbers of cases.
On September 30, the commission launched inquiries to detect the illegal wealth of the people involved in the unauthorised casino operations and other illegal businesses.
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