Casino King Samrat admitted to hospital
Published : Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 756
Expelled Dhaka South Jubo League president Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat has been shifted to National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) from Dhaka Central Jail at Keraniganj with complaint of chest pain on Tuesday.
He was initially taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital at 7:30am and later shifted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases.
A doctor ran an ECG on Samrat, who had previously gone through a heart valve replacement surgery.
Afzalur Rahman, director of the NICVD, said 'Samrat's condition is stable. We have formed a medical board for his treatment.'
Samrat, an influential Jubo League leader, came under the spotlight after the Rapid Action Battalion unearthed illegal casino hubs in sporting clubs in Dhaka on September 18.
RAB arrested Samrat and his close aide Enamul Haque Arman in Cumilla on Saturday. Later, members of the elite force raided his office in Bhuiyan Trade Centre at Kakrail and recovered a loaded pistol, 1,160 Yaba pills, 19 bottles of foreign liquor, two kangaroo skins and electric equipment to torture people, said RAB.
Samrat landed at Dhaka Central Jail after a mobile court sentenced him to six months in prison under the Wild Animal Protection Act on the day.
On Monday, RAB filed charges against Samrat under arms and narcotics control laws. Police appealed to the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate's Court for a 20-day remand to interrogate Samrat in custody.