A Dhaka Court on Tuesday accepted the charges against expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a graft case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh accepted the chargesheet in the case in presence of Samrat and ordered the transfer of the case to Dhaka Special Judge's Court-6.
The court also fixed March 31 for hearing on charge framing and his bail petition.
Earlier in the morning, Samrat was taken to the court from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for different ailments.
On March 7, Samrat’s lawyer Ehsanul Haque Samaji appealed for his bail. The court then fixed today for hearing on charge framing and bail.
According to the case, Samrat was accused of acquiring assets worth Tk 2.94 crore beyond his known sources of income. A Deputy Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against him on November 12 in 2019.
On November 26 last year, the investigation officer of the case, Jahangir Alam, submitted a charge sheet before the court.
On October 6 in 2019, Rab arrested Samrat and his associate Enamul Haque Arman from Chauddagram in Cumilla.
Rab later raided his Kakrail office on that day. A huge quantities of foreign liquor, pistols and two hides of kangaroo were seized from his office.
He was later sentenced by a mobile court to six months in prison under the Wildlife Conservation Act and was sent to jail the same day.