The top name in the casino scandal, expelled president of Dhaka Metropolitan South Juba League, Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, was granted bail on Sunday in two cases under the Money Laundering and Arms Control Act in two Dhaka courts.
Samrat, however, did not get bail in a Narcotics Control Act case and in a case of amassing wealth by illegal means, thus confining him inside the jail.
Following the hearing, Dhaka's First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge granted Samrat bail in the arms case while the court of Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain, additional chief metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka, granted him bail in the money laundering case.
Earlier in the morning, CID inspector and investigation officer Mehedi Maksud for the money laundering case filed with Ramna thana, applied for a three-day remand.
Samrat's lawyer, Ehsanul Haque Samaji, filed an application seeking cancellation of the remand plea.
State lawyer Azad Rahman opposed the bail decision and demanded the remand while conducting the hearing. The magistrate, however, cancelled the remand plea and granted him bail for a bailbond of TK10,000.