Fraud case: Regent Shahed’s trial begins...

Fraud case: Regent Shahed’s trial begins

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 04:17 PM, 18 January 2022  

Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim; File Photo

Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim; File Photo

A Dhaka court today has framed charges against three people including Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim. With this, the formal trial of the case began.  

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari framed the charges on Tuesday.

The other accused in the case are – Masud Parvez, an MD of Regent Hospital and Shipon Ali, General Manager of Regent KCS Limited.

On the day, the accused were produced in court. The defendants’ lawyers then held a hearing on the acquittal. The prosecution held a hearing in favor of the charges. 

After hearing both sides, the court rejected the plea and ordered the formation of charges. At the same time, the court has fixed February 15 as the date for taking testimony.

On July 24, 2020, sand trader SM Shipon filed a case against the two accused at Uttara West Police Station on the charge of fraud.

According to the case complaint, Shipon Ali on October 28, 2019, ordered a supply of 50 lakh CFT sand worth Tk 19.75 crore to the business establishment of the accused. Shipon Ali gave three checks of Pubali Bank to the plaintiff. Meanwhile, as per the order, SM Shipon supplied sand worth Tk 61 lakh. Later, the checks were dishonored by the bank. The plaintiff demanded the rest of the bill from Shipon Ali. Later, Shipon Ali said he ordered sands for the plaintiff as per the instructions of Regent Chairman Shahed and Managing Director (MD) Masud Parvez.

On February 14, 2020, Shipon took the plaintiff to Shahed and Masud for money. There, the accused kicked him out of the office with threats and intimidation. They also threatened to kill the plaintiff if he told anyone about it. Then the plaintiff was convinced that they were all cheaters. 

The plaintiff realizes that they have embezzled Tk 61 lakh from the sale of sand. After investigating the case, on November 8, 2020, CID Inspector of Police Akram Hossain filed a chargesheet against the three including Shahed.