Special Correspondent ;
Dhaka – Investigators at Rapid Action battalion will quiz Mohammad Shahed, an accused in a number of cases including faking scandal of Covid-19 test reports, for four weeks as the Regent Hospital boss was remanded in custody for 28 days.
He will face the custodial interrogation in four fraud cases filed in two Dhaka police stations. Shahed was arrested from south-western Satkhira district as he was trying to slip through the porous border into India on July 15 after the lawmen found his hospital issued thousands of fake Covid-19 test reports.
Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the orders after four separate investigation officers produced Shahed before the court on Sunday seeking a 40-day remand. Bail petitions for the defendant were rejected.
The investigators say the accused in association with others misappropriated a large sum of money from people and he needs to be interrogated further over the cases filed. Shahed is also accused in cases under the arms and narcotic control laws.
Shahed went into hiding soon after the Rapid Action Battalion raided his Dhaka’s Regent Hospital, which issued Covid-19 reports that describes some were positive and others were negative without conducting any tests.
Barrage of allegations of fraud raised against him after he was captured.
On the other hand, Regent Group’s Managing Director Masud Parvez was placed on a 21-day remand in three cases filed with Uttara Paschim and Purba police stations.
Shahed and Masud were produced before the court Sunday on completion of their 10-day remand in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 results and charging the patients for tests and treatment.