Samrat released from hospital; taken to jail

Samrat released from hospital; taken to jail

Former Jubo League Dhaka South president Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, an alleged kingpin of illegal casino business in the city, was taken to Dhaka Central Jail after he was released from National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) today.

He has been released from the hospital and shifted to the central Jail in Keraniganj, its jailer Mahbubul Islam confirmed The Daily Star.

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A vehicle from the jail was sent to the hospital to bring Samrat back, the Jailer added.

The authorities of Keraniganj Central Jail took Samrat to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on October 8 after he complained of chest pain. Later, he was moved to NICVD.

A seven-member medical board, headed by the director, was formed for his treatment.

Samrat underwent a heart valve replacement surgery around 15 years ago, say NICVD doctors.

On October 6, Rab arrested Samrat and his close aide Enamul Haque Arman, also expelled vice-president of Jubo League Dhaka South, in Cumilla.

A mobile court sentenced Samrat to six months’ imprisonment under the Wildlife Conservation Act after Rab recovered two kangaroo hides from his office in the capital’s Kakrail.

Rab members also recovered an illegal 7.65mm pistol, five bullets, 1,160 yaba tablets, 19 bottles of foreign liquor and devices used for torturing people from there.

Samrat, who according to different media reports was involved in various misdeeds and corruption, came under the spotlight after Rab busted his illegal casino business in different sporting clubs in the capital.

Rab filed two cases with Ramna Police Station against him under the arms and narcotics control acts on Monday.

He amassed a huge amount of money through the illegal casino business, tender grabbing and extortion, say statements of the cases.