Over 50 cases have been lodged against Shahed across Bangladesh so far
The absconding owner and chairman of Regent Hospital, Shahed Karim alias Md Shahed, is an expert fraud who scammed many people with his fraudulent activities in various ways, RAB said on Tuesday.
Lt Col Ashik Billah, director (legal and media wing) of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) made the remark during a press conference at RAB headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon.
“The pattern of his fraudulent activities are unique. He took his deception skills to such a level that is beyond the imagination of general people,” Lt Col Ashik commented about Shahed, who is in the midst of controversy for providing fake Covid-19 results and embezzling money from patients.
The RAB director gave examples of Shahed’s deceitful activities which were unearthed during RAB’s investigation.
“The recent scam that came to light is about Regent College or Regent University. Shahed provided fake certificates to the students who took admission to these unauthorized institutions. Many faced huge losses not only in their academic life, but also in personal life,” he said.
About Shahed’s bank forgery, the RAB director said the law enforcement agency as well as the bank officials were astonished after finding out the details.
“He would issue a cheque with his signature, which is different from the one that is in the bank’s system. So the cheque he provided to his creditor would be dishonoured,” he added.
“We are going to arrest Shahed anytime now,” Lt Col Ashik vowed.
The RAB official said they had already seized Shahed’s passport to bar him from leaving the country.
“Immigration police along with other law enforcement agencies jointly scaled up surveillance in the border areas along with other areas of the country to nab Shahed,” he said.
Lt Col Ashik said over 50 cases have been lodged across the country against Shahed. In all of the cases, Shahed was charged with fraudulent activities.