Authorities of Dhaka Central Jail has started preparing a cell room for Ismail Chowdhury Samrat, expelled Jubo League leader and godfather of various types of crimes. A source in the Prison Directorate told this correspondent that they will give VIP status to Samrat in the prison.
Meanwhile, a source in the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) told this correspondent that Samrat would be taken into remand for interrogation. The source said, a number of cases have already been lodged against Samrat, where some of his top accomplices are also implicated.
Samrat has already moved huge cash and weapons before leaving his Kakrail office:
According to vernacular newspaper Jamjamat, immediately after the crackdown on the illegal casinos began, Ismail Chowdhury Samrat took shelter inside his Kakrail office and moved huge sum of cash as well as illegal weapons through few of trusted aides.
Is Samrat a VIP, really?
When asked how a notorious criminal like Ismail Chowdhury Samrat would enjoy VIP facilities inside the prison, a mid-ranking officer told this correspondent that in prison prisoners like Samrat spend huge amounts of money and even pay a monthly “donation” to the corrupt prison officials for enjoying various facilities illegally. The source further added that immediately after the tender manipulator GK Shamim entered the Dhaka Central Jail, a top terrorist has sent a mobile phone enabling Shamim to communicate with various individuals. In prison, Shamim also is enjoying VIP facilities.
It may be mentioned here that prisons in Bangladesh have already turned into epicenters of extreme corruption. Almost all of the prison officials are having huge wealth while a number of top officials have already been arrested.