Bank accounts of Sabrina, Ariful, Shahed frozen
Published: 12:07 PM, 13 July 2020 Updated: 12:42 PM, 13 July 2020
Dr Sabrina, Ariful Chowdhury and Md Shahed
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has frozen bank accounts of Regent Hospital chairman Md Shahed and JKG Health Care chairman Sabrina Arif Chowdhury for their alleged involvement in providing fake coronavirus test reports and certificates.
Besides, the bank accounts of Dr Sabrina's husband and JKG Health Care chief executive officer (CEO) Ariful Chowdhury and Regent Hospital director Ibrahim Khalil also have been frozen.
On Sunday afternoon, the Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) of the NBR sent a letter to all banks to freeze all the personal, institutional and joint bank accounts related to these accused persons.
Apart from freezing the related bank accounts of these persons, the concerned banks have also been asked to give the transaction history of all the personal, institutional and joint accounts of these persons within seven days.
The headquarters of Regent groups and its Uttara and Mirpur branches have been closed down for selling fake COVID-19 certificate and taking huge money for COVID-19 tests while some officials and employees of the facility have been arrested.
Meanwhile, police arrested JKG Healthcare CEO Ariful Chowdhury and five others for their alleged involvement in the COVID-19 testing scam. The JKG Healthcare officials were charged for providing false reports without testing swabs collected from the people for COVID-19 test. The arrestees were remanded in police custody and confessed to their involvements in the forgery.
On Sunday, the law enforcement agencies also arrested JKG chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury for interrogation in connection with the forgery case.