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Dhaka, Sunday   20 September 2020

Shahed tells court he also ‘contracted Covid-19’

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:17 PM, 16 July 2020   Updated: 02:25 PM, 16 July 2020

Shahed was taken to court; File Photo

Shahed was taken to court; File Photo

“I am also a coronavirus patient. My father died of the virus” – said fraudster Mohammad Shahed, chairman of Regent Group, in a tearful voice, in the courtroom when he was produced before the CMM court in Dhaka on Thursday.  

“I am the only one who provides medical services to coronavirus patients in private hospitals. I am not involved in this incident,” he further said.

Meanwhile, the court granted 10-days remand to Shahed in a fraud case. He and Masud Parvez were handcuffed and tied with ropes around their waists and taken to the court from the DB office. At the time, they were wearing helmets and bulletproof jackets.

Earlier on Wednesday night, DB Joint Commissioner Mahbub Alam said he would be taken to court on Thursday. In some cases, Shahed needs further interrogation. Therefore, in the interest of the proper investigation, he will be remanded in court for 10 days.

On Wednesday night, Joint Commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of Police Mahbub Alam said, “Shahed will be produced before the court on Thursday morning. 10-days remand will be sought.” 

Earlier in the day, Shahed was taken to the DB office after a health checkup at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He was kept in the custody of the office at night.

A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Mohammad Shahed early Wednesday when he was trying to flee to India through Debhata border in Satkhira district. A firearm and some bullets were also recovered from his possession. Later, Shahed was brought back to Dhaka in a helicopter of the Air Wing of the elite force. 

Shahed was wearing a black burqa over jeans and a blue shirt while trying to flee to India. The white hair of his was black. Shahed also followed some more fancy methods to avoid arrest.