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Shahed taken to DMCH

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:56 PM, 15 July 2020   Updated: 06:26 PM, 15 July 2020

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed has been taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) by law enforcers at 5:15 pm on Wednesday for a health check-up.

“Doctors are examining him in room no. 4 of the emergency department of the hospital,” confirmed Bachchu Mia, in-charge inspector of DMCH police outpost.

A RAB official who was with him at the time said he was brought to the hospital for a health check-up. He will be taken again after first aid.

Earlier, Shahed was arrested at around 5:00 am while fleeing in a boat from the Satkhira border. After the arrest, he was taken to Satkhira District Stadium. From there, he was brought Dhaka by helicopter. 

Tipp off, RAB learned that Mohammad Shahed would flee to India through the border area of Debhata in Satkhira, as a result, law enforcement agency conducted a raid and arrested him from inside a boat. Weapons and ammunition were recovered from him at that time. 

RAB raided the Regent Hospital in Uttara on July 6 on charges of giving false reports of coronavirus test. The Uttara and Mirpur branches of the hospital were then sealed. Later, RAB filed a case on July 6 with Uttara West Police Station on various charges including issuing certificates without the Covid-19 sample test.

Shahed Karim, chairman of the Regent Group, was named as the prime accused in the case. Shahed had been on the run ever since. The RAB raided various places in the country to arrest him. Eventually, they were able to arrest him from Satkhira.

Meanwhile, RAB arrested Masud Parvez, MD of Regent Group, one of the collaborators of Shahed’s fraud, from Gazipur on Tuesday evening.

Besides, the ACC has sent a letter to the DGHS and Bangladesh Bank asking for documents to investigate Shahed’s corruption.

Meanwhile, the victims are making many complaints against him – including occupying the office even after the expiration of the contract and keeping the rent arrears for months.

After the raid at Uttara Regent Hospital, RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam said, “We initially conducted the operation with the issue of the fake test. But now as the days go by, we are seeing that Shahed was involved in many heinous crimes. He cheated with those with whom he had business. Numerous people have called me after the raid to expose his deception.”

According to a businessman in Old Dhaka, he did not pay for the supply of construction materials for the Padma Bridge project. A person from Jaintapur in Sylhet told that he did not pay for the supply of sand. He also misappropriated crores of takas by talking about various appointments and transfers.

Besides, there are allegations of using beautiful young women against Shahed and sent them to different places to get the work done.