The court also placed Masud Parvez on a 10-day and Tariqul Islam on a 7-day remand
A Dhaka court has placed Regent Hospital Chairman Shahed Karim on a 10-day remand for his alleged involvement in providing fake Covid-19 certificates and embezzling money from patients.
The court also placed Masud Parvez, the managing director of the hospital, on a 10-day and Tariqul Islam alias Tareque Shibli, close associate of Shahed, on a 7-day remand.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jasim passed the order on Thursday after the Detective Branch (DB) of Police sought 10-day remands for the trio.
Earlier on the day, Shahed's counsel Md Nazmul Hossain filed a bail petition along with remand rejection prayer before the court.
On Wednesday, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an armed Shahed on the bank of Labangaboti canal in Komarpur village under Satkhira’s Debhata upazila around 5am, as he was trying to flee across the border to India.
Shahed was absconding since RAB raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of the hospital. He has 56 cases against him and has been wandering around under the nose of police for a long time.
On July 6, RAB raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of the Regent Hospital on complaints that the hospital was issuing fake Covid-19 certificates, as well as charging exorbitant fees for Covid-19 testing and treatment of patients.
RAB also found evidence of at least 6,000 fake Covid-19 test certificates during the raid.
The next day, RAB filed a case against 17 people, including Shahed, with Uttara West police station. Later, ten other people were arrested in the incident.