Bangladesh Bank has blocked the bank accounts of Regent Group chairman Mohammad Shahed and those of the business concerns of his group.
According to official sources at Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) issued a letter to all banks on Thursday asking them to block the accounts.
The banks were asked to comply with the directive for the next 30 days.
Officials said that after this directive, no more money can be withdrawn from these accounts.
Mohammad Shahed was accused of various allegation including issuing certificates without conducting test to detect coronavirus.
The letter, sent to banks by the central bank, said it had ordered the closure of all bank accounts used by Regent Group chairman Mohammad Shahed and others of his business concerned. These bank accounts will be blocked for the next 30 days.
Earlier, Rapid action Battalion (RAB) Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam conducted a mobile court at the Uttara and Mirpur branches of the Regent Hospital. During the operation, fake corona test reports, various irregularities including collection of money from patients in the name of corona treatment came up.
Following the operation a case was filed against Mohammad Shahed and 17 others with Uttara West Police Station Eight people have been arrested during the operation while nine remained fugitives including Mohammad Shahid.