Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, the expelled president of Dhaka Metropolitan South Juba League, has also been granted bail in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on charges of illegal acquisition of assets. Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 on Wednesday, Judge Al Asad. Asifuzzaman granted bail after the hearing.
His lawyer Mahbubul Alam Dulal told the media that a total of four cases were filed against the emperor. He has already been granted bail in arms, drug and money laundering cases. He was in jail in the ACC case.
He said there was no impediment to his release as he had been granted bail in all cases against the emperor.
Earlier, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had filed a case under the Money Laundering Act against the emperor for allegedly embezzling Tk 195 crore.
Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of CID's organized crime division, filed the case (case number 14) with Ramna police station in the capital. It has been alleged that the emperor smuggled Rs 195 crore to Singapore and Malaysia through his ally Enamul Haque Arman. CID Assistant Superintendent of Police Jisanul Haque confirmed the matter.
According to CID officials, from December 26, 2011 to August 9, 2019, the emperor visited Singapore 35 times, Malaysia three times, Dubai twice and Hong Kong once. Besides, his colleague Enamul Haque Arman has traveled to Singapore 23 times from 12 December 2011 to 16 May 2019. Samrat and Arman have set up joint ventures in Singapore and Malaysia with illicit money.
On the morning of October 6, the emperor was arrested in Kunjushripur village of Alkara union in Chauddagram of Comilla. Arman was also arrested along with him. Later, RAB brought them to Dhaka and interrogated them.
At 1:40 pm on 7 October, a team led by RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam launched an operation at the Emperor's office at the Bhuiyan Trade Center in Kakrail. On the same day, Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam ordered to send him to jail for six months for keeping animal skins in his office. The emperor was then sent to prison.