Chargesheet against Shahed in ACC case approved
Published: 08:40 PM, 29 December 2021
Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed; File Photo
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved the chargesheet against Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed in a case filed by the ACC. The chargesheet was approved by the ACC head office on Wednesday.
A case was filed in March this year with the integrated district office of the ACC, Dhaka-1, against Saheed for non-submission of asset declaration within the stipulated time and for acquiring assets inconsistent with the source of income, for committing a punishable offense under Sections 26 (2) and 26 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004.
It is learned that Md. Farid Ahmed Patwari, deputy director of the ACC, was appointed as the investigating officer of the case. He has submitted the report after a proper investigation.
The review of the report shows that the accused Mohammad Shahed did not submit the statement of assets within the stipulated time. Besides, he has committed a punishable offense under Sections 26 (2) and 27 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004 by acquiring immovable assets worth Tk 1,69,17,513.
In the light of the recommendations of the report submitted by the investigating officer, the Commission approved the proposal for submission of the chargesheet.
It is to be mentioned that on July 6 last year, RAB raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital. During the operation, fake COVID test reports, various irregularities including the collection of money from patients in the name of COVID treatment came up. Shahed fled after the incident.
On July 15 of that year, RAB arrested Shahed from the border area of Satkhira. Later, he was brought to Dhaka from Satkhira. The court then sentenced Shahed to life imprisonment in a case filed under the Arms Act on September 28 last year.