Police seek 40-day remand for Regent chief Shahed

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Shahed will be produced before a Dhaka court on completion of his ten-day remand in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 test results and charging patients for the tests and treatment, violating an agreement with the government.

Police have requested the court for a 40-day remand to grill Regent Group Chairman Shahed Karim in four cases filed with various police stations.

Shahed recently came under spotlight after allegations of his involvement in providing fake Covid-19 certificates and embezzling money from patients surfaced.

RAB raided the Regent Hospital on July 6, and later on filed a case against Shahed and a few others for scamming patients, running the hospital without appropriate licence, and providing fake Covid-19 health certificates.

He has supplied 50,000 personal protective equipment (PPE), 100,000 masks, and 20,000 body bags to the health department, all of which were subpar in quality, according to DB police.

An organization called Albert Global was used as a front for this.

Shahed was arrested by RAB on the morning of July 15, from the border area of Satkhira district in southwest Bangladesh. They handed him over to the Detective Branch of police on the same day.