Regent chairman Shahed’s bank account seized
Published: 06:32 PM, 9 July 2020
Md. Shahed, chairman of the Regent Hospital
Bangladesh Bank has seized the bank accounts of the concerned including accused Md. Shahed, chairman of the Regent Hospital, for giving coronavirus certificate without sample tests. The banks have been asked to comply with the directive for the next 30 days.
The directive was issued in a letter to all banks from the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) on Thursday.
The BFIU letter said that attention was being drawn to the news published in various newspapers. It has been directed to seize all the transactions conducted in your bank in the name of Regent Group chairman Md. Shahed or Shahed Karim and the persons and institutions concerned with his interests for 30 days as per the powers of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. At the same time, it has been asked to send all the information including his account opening form and transaction details to BFIU.
It is learned that BFIU will hand over the information of unusual transactions of Shahed or any person or organization concerned with his interests to the law enforcement agencies.
A case has been filed against 17 people including Md. Shahed, chairman of the Regent Hospital, on charges of fraud and forgery. Although eight people were arrested in the incident, nine people including Shahed are absconding. RAB has already sealed two branches of the Regent Hospital for forgery.