Samrat’s appeal dismissed, bail rejection order upheld
Published: 03:33 PM, 10 August 2022 Updated: 03:38 PM, 10 August 2022
Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat; File Photo
The Appellate Division today has rejected the bail petition of Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, the expelled president of Dhaka Metropolitan South Jubo League, against the order given by the High Court. As a result, he has to remain in prison.
A three-member bench led by Senior Judge of the Appellate Division Md. Nuruzzaman gave this order on Wednesday.
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) senior lawyer Advocate Md. Khurshid Alam Khan told the media.
On that day, Senior lawyer Munsurul Haque Chowdhury heard on behalf of Samrat. Besides, Advocate Md. Khurshid Alam Khan was present for the ACC.
The hearing on the appeal filed by the Samrat against the High Court’s order of rejecting the bail petition ended on Monday. Later, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court fixed August 10 for an order in this regard.
Barrister Rokon Uddin Mahmood heard on behalf of Samrat in the court that day. Barrister Md. Mostafizur Rahman Khan accompanied him. Advocate Md. Khurshid Alam Khan was present for the ACC
On May 18, A High Court bench consisting of Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice Kazi Md. Izarul Haque Akand rejected the bail petition of Samrat in the ACC case on the charge of obtaining wealth outside of known income.
At the same time, he was ordered to surrender to the judicial court within seven days. Later, the Chamber Court upheld the order given by the High Court on May 23.
On May 11, Samrat was granted bail by the court of Judge Al Asad Md. Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge Court-6. After that, the ACC appealed to the High Court on May 16 seeking cancellation of the bail.
RAB arrested Samrat and his associate, then Jubo League leader Enamul Haque alias Arman, from Cumilla on October 6, 2019, during the nationwide anti-casino campaign.