Shahed sued over fake route permit grabbing Tk 9.12 m in Ctg
Published: 09:55 PM, 13 July 2020
A businessman has filed a case in Chattogram against Mohammad Shahed, chairman of Regent Group, for embezzling money through fraud.
Mohammad Saifuddin filed the case on behalf of Zia Uddin Mohammad Jahangir, owner of Messrs. Mega Motors, an importer of car tires and parts, at the city's Double Mooring Police Station on Monday afternoon. Apart from Shahid, another person named Shahidullah was also accused in the case.
Confirming the matter, Double Mooring Police Station OC Sadeep Kumar Das said a case has been filed against two persons, including Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed, for embezzling Tk 91.25 lakh through fraud. Attempts are underway to arrest them.
Mohammad Saifuddin, the plaintiff in the case, said that Shahed took Tk 91.25 lakh in several stages saying that he had taken all the permits including the route permit for the three-wheeler imported by Messrs. Mega Motors to operate in Dhaka city. After taking the money, he handed over a photocopy of a circular signed by the BRTA chairman to Mega Motors on March 5, 2017. It was mentioned that two hundred three-wheelers have been allowed to operate in Dhaka city. The matter was later reported to the BRTA authorities as it looked suspicious. But they said the photocopy of the circular was fake. From then on, Sahed was repeatedly contacted about the refund, but he continued to delay in various ways. So he lodged the lawsuit.
Meanwhile, the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Mainul Islam on Monday issued arrest warrants against Shahed in two cases of forgery of Tk 3.68 crore.
The complainant is the owner of Masud Enterprise located in Karwan Bazar in the capital. In two cases, he accused Saheed of not paying for goods worth Tk 3.68 crore. The court directed the Uttara West police station to produce Shahid in these cases by August 13.