CID sues Samrat over money laundering


DHAKA, Sept 13, 2020 (BSS) – The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police today filed a case against expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat on a charge of siphoning off Taka 195 crore from the country.

Rashedur Rahman, sub-inspector of organised crime department of the CID, filed the case (case no 14) with Ramna Police Station under the Money Laundering Act, Jisan Ul Haque, assistant superintendent of CID Media wing, confirmed the development to BSS this evening.

Samrat’s close associate Md Enamul Haque Arman was also sued on the same charge, he said.

According to the case statement, Samrat in coordination with his associate Md Enamul Haque Arman siphoned off Taka195 crore to Singapore and Malaysia.

Samrat earned the money through operating various illegal activities in Motijheel, Fakirapool, Paltan and Kakrail in the city from an office owned by him, the CID’s case statement read.

According to the statement, Samrat had visited Singapore 35 times, Malaysia three times, Dubai two times and Hong Kong one time between December 27, 2011 to August 9, 2019 while his associate Arman visited Singapore 23 times from December 12, 2011 to May 18, 2019.

RAB on October 6, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Samrat and his associate Arman from Kunja Sreepur village of Alkora union under Chauddagram upazila of Cumilla district.