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Regent Hospital scam: Shahed’s aide Tariqul remanded

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Update: 2020-07-10 17:49:56
Regent Hospital scam: Shahed’s aide Tariqul remanded

DHAKA: A Dhaka court has placed Tariqul Islam alias Tareq Shibli, a key aide to Mohammad Shahed, owner of Regent Hospital, on a five-day remand in a case filed over issuing fake coronavirus test certificates and collecting money from patients.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan passed the order on Friday (July 10) after the investigation officer of the case Md Alamgir Gazi, an inspector at Uttara west police station, produced him before the court with a seven-day remand plea.

Tariqul Islam was arrested by members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) from Dhaka’s Nakhalpara area on Thursday (July 9).

Earlier on July 8, A Dhaka granted five-day remand for seven accused in the case including admin and technologists of Regent Hospital.

The remanded accused are- Regent Hospital admin Ahsan Habib, X-Ray technician Ahsan Habib Hasan, Medical technologist Hatim Ali, head office admin Rakibul Islam, HR admin Amit Banik, driver Abdus Salam and executive officer Abdur Rashid Khan.

On July 7, a mobile court of RAB conducted a drive in Regent Hospital in Uttara and sealed off two branches and its head office. Later, RAB also filed a case with Uttara west police station against Regent Hospital for issuing fake Covid 19 certificates and deceiving patients. 

In the case, RAB named 17 accused including Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed as the prime accused.

The chairman, managing director and seven others are on the run. 

BDST: 1750 HRS, JULY 10, 2020
AP 

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