The ruling Awami League’s affiliate youth organization Awami Juba Former League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat (casino king), an accused of the illegal casino business in Dhaka, was taken to the office of Rab 1 today for interrogation in connection with two cases filed under the arms and narcotics control acts.
Mizanur Rahman senior additional director (legal media) of Rapid Action Battalion-1, said to media on Thursday that Samrat’s alleged accomplice Enamul Haque Arman was also taken at the same office for the same purpose,
Mizanur Rahman told that RAB will investigate the cases, lodged against Samrat with Ramna Police Station on October 7, in line with the directives of the home ministry and thus Samrat was taken to the Rab-1 office this afternoon.
Beside, Samrat former president of Dhaka South Jubo League was placed on a 10 day remand on October 15 in the two cases, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain passed the order after two investigation officers produced Samrat with a total 20-day remand plea in the two cases.
RAB arrested Samrat and his close aide Enamul Haque Arman, former vice-president of the same unit, in Cumilla after raiding a house near Indian border On October 6.
On the other hand, Samrat was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on October 8 as he complained of chest pain. Later, he was taken to NICVD. A medical board headed by the director was formed for his treatment.