International Affairs Secretary of Awami League Dr Shammi Ahmed on Wednesday said Regent Group’s owner Md Shahed had never been a member of the International Affairs Sub-Committee of the party.
"There's is a process to become a member and you must have a document (letter). He was never a member. He can't even show any document," she said.
Shammi recalled presence of Shahed in few meetings like others but that does not mean that he is a member of the committee.
She said she did not pay heed to any request though Shahed requested her to make him a member of the Committee.
Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina did not approve any new sub-committee yet.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the irregularities in Regent Hospital over coronavirus test will be unveiled though investigations.
"The government has taken initiatives in every step [and] we’ll dig out all the irregularities. We’ve already arrested the culprits," she said.
A case was filed against 16 people including the managing director and chairman of Regent Hospital for their alleged involvement in issuing fake Covid-19 test certificates.
Inspector Faisal of Rab filed the case at Uttara West Police Station on Tuesday night, Officer-in-Charge Tapan Chandra Saha told UNB on Wednesday.
Earlier, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) sealed off the head office of Regent Group and its hospital in the city’s Uttara after they were found involved in issuing fake Covid-19 test certificates and collecting money from Covid-19 patients.