Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | ePaper

Regent Hospital boss Shahed on 10-day remand

  • Print




Police have been granted 10 days to interrogate Regent Hospital's Chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Kabir and MD Masud Parvez in a case over a COVID-19 test scam.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammed Jashim issued the remand order on an application from the detective police on Thursday.
The Rapid Action Battalion arrested Shahed in a Satkhira village bordering India on Wednesday and airlifted him to Dhaka before handing him over to the police.
Meanwhile, Masud, a close aide to Shahed, was apprehended by the elite police unit from Gazipur on Jul 14.
The two suspects were produced in court around 10:30 am under tight security with only the lawyers of the sides allowed inside.
Shahed was being hounded by law-enforcement agencies for about a week after it emerged that his hospitals swindled thousands of unsuspecting patients out of millions of takas on the pretext of coronavirus treatment.
The RAB sealed off the headquarters and two branches of Regent Hospital in Dhaka. It also initiated a case against 17 people, including Shahed, on charges of issuing fake COVID-19 test reports and other irregularities.
The case alleges that the hospital authorities duped nearly 6,000 patients out of Tk 20.1 million by issuing fake coronavirus tests reports even though it was supposed to provide free treatment for COVID-19. They later billed Tk 19.6 million to the health directorate.
Shahed has allegedly embezzled billions by defrauding ordinary people through his microcredit and MLM business, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Source: bdnews24.com

More News For this Category

Three accused on five-day remand: No lawyer willing to defend them

Three accused on five-day remand: No lawyer willing to defend them

Sylhet Bureau :A Sylhet court has placed another accused, Robiul Islam, on remand in a case filed for gang-raping a woman on the hostel premises of Murari Chand (MC)

Anomaly in waste collection! Contractors draw Tk 300cr from citizens, DSCC gets only Tk 9cr

Al Amin :The household waste collectors appointed by the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) collect over Tk 300 crore annually from the area but the city corporation gets only Tk

Shahed gets life term in arms case

Shahed gets life term in arms case

Court Reporter :A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced Regent Group chairman Shahed Karim alias Mohammad Shahed to life term imprisonment in an arms case.Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Imrul Kayesh pronounced

Trial of China vaccine in Bangladesh to be delayed

Staff Reporter :The human trials in Bangladesh of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech Ltd would be delayed. It is not possible to start trial for now,

889 women raped this year: ASK

Staff Reporter :Human rights advocacy organisation Ain O Salish Kendra on Monday alleged that about 889 women were raped during January to August this year. Officials of the organisation said

39 killed as Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting enters second day

AFP :Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh said on Monday 15 more of its fighters have been killed in a flare-up of a territorial dispute, bringing the

Migrant workers block road in Karwan Bazar again

Staff Reporter :Hundreds of Bangladeshi Saudi migrant workers on Monday again blocked the road in front of the Saudi Arabian Airlines office at Pan Pacific Sonargaon in city for the

Shopkeeper stabbed to death in Mohammadpur

Staff Reporter :A grocer has been stabbed to death at Poolpar area of Mohammadpur in Dhaka.The deceased has been identified as Nazrul Islam, 45.The incident took place around 12pm on

Country reports 32 more Covid-19 deaths

Staff Reporter :Bangladesh's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 5,193 with 32 more fatalities.On the other hand, positive cases stood at 3,60,555 as 1,407 more virus patients were detected from 11,922

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police detentions

AFP, MinskĀ  :Belarusian police on Sunday detained around 200 people as tens of thousands took to the streets in support of protest figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya days after the country's strongman