Dhaka, Oct 07 (BAN/ AD): On allegations of illegally running casinos in Dhaka Rapid Action Battalion or RAB has arrested Jubo League Dhaka South unit’s President Ismail Hossain Samrat and his associate Enamul Hoque Arman.
Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan said duo were arrested in Cumilla’s Chauddagram Upazila on Sunday morning. Samrat went underground once information linking leaders of the Awami League’s youth front with the illegal gambling business surfaced. Arman, who claims to be a close aide of Samrat, is also implicated in the illicit gambling operations.
He also owned production house ‘Desh Bangla Multimedia’ through which he started movie business in Dhaka. On Sept 18, RAB busted casino operations in raids on Young Men’s Club, Wanderers Club and Muktijoddha Krira Chakra in Motijheel.
In the wake of Khaled’s arrest, Samrat was holed up in his office in Kakrail overnight with his supporters surrounding the building.