Samrat sued for ‘siphoning off Tk 195 crore to Singapore, Malaysia’



Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Sunday filed a money laundering case with Ramna Police Station against the expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat and his aide Arman

In the case, the CID stated that accused Samrat was involved in siphoning off Tk 195 crore to Singapore and Malaysia.

“The money was siphoned off between December 2011 and August last year through a Dhaka-based company owned by Samrat,” CID’s Senior Assistant Superintendent Jisan Ul Haque said.

According to the case documents, Samrat made 37 trips to Singapore, 3 to Malaysia and travelled to Dubai and Hong Kong once during the same period. His aide Arman, made 23 trips to Singapore during the same time.

Samrat, the former president of Dhka South Jubo League, came under the spotlight last year when RAB busted illegal gambling businesses at several sports clubs in Dhaka.

He subsequently went into hiding before being arrested with Arman in Comilla on October 6 that year.

He was expelled from the Jubo League following his arrest.

RAB later conducted a raid on Samrat’s office in Kakrail’s Bhuiyan Trade Centre with him in tow.

They subsequently recovered a foreign pistol, 1,160 yaba tablets, 19 bottles of foreign liquor, two kangaroo hides, and ‘electrical torture equipment.’

Two cases were also filed against him under the Narcotics Control Act and Arms Act with Ramna Police Station.

Arrested Samrat is now undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) at Shahbagh in Dhaka.

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