Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed Karim claimed himself completely innocent while giving his self-defence statement at a court on Wednesday in a case filed for keeping illegal arms.
He gave the statement before Judge KM Imrul Kayes of the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court.
“No arms were recovered from me, I’m completely innocent and expecting justice from the court,” Shahed said.
The court fixed September 17, to present arguments of the state.
Recording testimonies of the witnesses in the case were completed on Tuesday.
Earlier, members of Rab arrested Shahed from a bordering area of Satkhira on July 15.
Rab members also recovered a firearm, some bullets and foreign currencies from his possession.
Law enforcers raided Mirpur and Uttara branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging the admitted patients exorbitant fees.
The Regent Group head office along with both the hospitals was sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports.