Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shahed's associate on 5-day remand

Regent Hospital scam

Shahed's associate on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court on Friday placed a close associate of Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed on a five-day remand over issuing fake coronavirus test certificates from the hospital, reports UNB. The accused was identified as Tariqul Islam alias Tareque Shibli, who was arrested in a drive from Nakhalpara of the capital on Thursday. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Noman passed the order after the investigation officer sought seven-day remand of the accused. Earlier, Rab conducted separate drives at the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital on Monday and arrested eight people on charge of issuing fake Coronavirus test reports in addition to charging the admitted Covid-19 patients exorbitant fees. The head office of Regent group along with the both hospitals was sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports. On Wednesday, a Dhaka court put seven of the eight arrestees on a five-day remand while the rest one was sent to Tongi Juvenile Correction Centre as he is below 18.

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