Jubo League leader Samrat arrested in Cumilla over casino links


Dhaka, October 06: The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested Jubo League’s Dhaka South unit president Ismail Hossain Samrat, who went into hiding amid allegations of running illegal casinos in the capital.RAB also arrested one of his associate Arman in Cumilla’s Chauddagram with Samrat.

Lt Col Sarwar Bin Kashem, director, legal and media wing of Rab, said they arrested the duo from Chauddagram upazila around 5am “on specific allegation”.

A local representative, seeking anonymity, said Samrat had taken shelter in the house of transport businessman Monir Hossain at Kunja Sreepur village in Alkara union.

On September 24, the government imposed a travel ban on Samrat.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal recently said the Jubo League leader would be arrested if police found any proof against him.