Regent Hospital chairman Shahed put on seven-day remand

A court on Monday placed Regent Hospital chairman Mohammad Shahed on a seven-day remand in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on charge of money laundering in 2015.


Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Imrul Kayes passed the order after investigation officer Shahjahan Miraj, Deputy Assistant Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, sought a10-day remand for his interrogation.


On July 27, Shahjahan Miraj filed the case with ACC accusing four people including Shahed.


The court fixed August 16, for the next hearing in the case.


The case statement said the accused embezzled Tk two crore of Gulshan branch of Padma Bank Limited abusing power from January 11 to January 21 in 2015.


The other accused are Mahbubul Haque Chisti, former executive chairman of managing board and audit committee of Padma Bank and Rashedul Haque Chisti, Managing Director of Bakshibazar Jute Spinners Limited.


On July 15, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed from Shakhra Komorpur border in Debhata upazila of Satkhira district on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.


Earlier, law enforcers raided the Mirpur and Uttara branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging the admitted patients exorbitant fees.


The Regent Group head office along with both the hospitals was sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports


Source: United News of Bangladesh