DOT Desk: A Dhaka court today extended the bail of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat till July 6 in a Tk 222-crore laundering case, reports The Daily Star.
The judge also ordered the authorities concerned to return Samrat’s passport for two months after another application was submitted on grounds that he would go to Singapore for his treatment.
Judge Monjurul Imam of the Special Judge’s Court-6 passed the order after Samrat’s lawyer Afroza Shahanaj Parvin Hira submitted two separate applications — one for seeking extension of his bail and another for returning the passport. The lawyer submitted another petition, seeking an adjournment of the charge framing hearing against Samrat in the case.Samrat, a “kingpin” of illegal casino business in the capital, was present at the court during today’s hearing.On August 22 last year, the same court granted ad-interim bail to Samrat considering his health. In the order, the judge said Samrat will have to submit his passport to the court while furnishing his bail bond. Samrat walked out of jail following the bail order. He had been taking treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) since then.
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