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ACC files petition seeking cancellation of Samrat’s bail

Published : 16 May 2022 09:23 PM | Updated : 17 May 2022 12:48 PM

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed a petition before the High Court seeking cancellation of the bail of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a graft case, granted by the lower court.

The ACC submitted their plea to the HC bench concerned, said ACC counsel Khurshid Alam Khan.

The petition will likely be heard by the bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo on Tuesday.

On May 11, a Dhaka court granted bail to Samrat in the graft case, paving the way for his release from judicial custody.

Judge Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 passed the order on three conditions.

The conditions include—Samrat will not be allowed to leave the country without permission of the court, to submit his passports and to submit his healthth reports on the designated date.

Earlier, the same court turned down his bail plea in the corruption case, filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), twice -- on April 28 and April 13.

Samrat secured bail in a drugs case on April 11 and in an Arms Act case and a money laundering case on April 10.

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The expelled Jubo League leader has been undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital since November 24 last year.

On October 6 in 2019, Rab detained Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla.

Rab raided his Kakrail office later that day. Huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols, and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office.

He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act.

On October 7, Abdul Khaleque, deputy assistant director of Rab-1 lodged two complaints against Samrat at Ramna police station under the Arms and the Narcotics Act. Arman was also made an accused in the narcotics case.

On November 4, Shekhar Chandra Mallik, a sub-inspector, submitted a chargesheet against Samrat in the Arms Act case.

On November 12, ACC lodged a complaint against him for acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income.

On September 12, 2020, Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of CID, registered a case against him at the Ramna police station for laundering Tk 195 crore to Malaysia and Singapore.

Lastly, on November 26 last year, the investigating officer in the case, Jahangir Alam, submitted a chargesheet in the court.

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