Money laundering case: Report against Samrat-Arman May 9...

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Money laundering case: Report against Samrat-Arman May 9

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:21 PM, 24 March 2021  

Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and Enamul Haque Arman; File Photo

Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and Enamul Haque Arman; File Photo

A court in Dhaka today fixed May 9 for the submission of investigation report against Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman in the money laundering case. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Bakar Siddique’s court fixed the new date on Wednesday as the investigating officer of the case, CID Additional Superintendent of Financial Crimes Iqbal Hossain, could not submit the report on the scheduled day.

The case was filed with the Ramna Police Station on October 12 last year under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

According to the case details, Ismail Chowdhury Samrat acquired illegal money by influencing the capital’s Motijheel, Fakirapul, Paltan and Kakrail areas. Of the illicit money he earned – he smuggled Tk 195 crore to Singapore and Malaysia with the help of his co-accused Arman.

The CID also mentioned the review information of Samrat’s travel abroad in the case details. 

The indictment hearing against Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and his aide Enamul Haque Arman in two separate cases under the Arms and the Narcotics Act is scheduled to be heard on January 7. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes took cognizance of the chargesheet in the cases on October 20 last year. 

Earlier on December 9 last year, Sub-Inspector Abdul Halim of RAB-1 filed a chargesheet against Samrat and Arman in a case filed under the Narcotics Act with Ramna Police Station in the capital. Besides, Shekhar Chandra Mallick, sub-inspector of RAB-1, filed the chargesheet in the arms case on November 6 last year.

RAB arrested Samrat and his aide Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla on the morning of October 8, 2019. Later, a raid was conducted at his Kakrail office. A large quantity of foreign liquor, pistols and rare species of wildlife hides was recovered at the time. A mobile court sentenced him to six months in prison for possessing wildlife hides. Samrat was taken to jail on the same day. 

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