The High Court has rejected the bail application of disgraced Regent Hospital chairman Mohammad Shahed, in a case of fraud and embezzlement.
HC bench of Justice Farid Ahmed and Justice Mohi Uddin Shamim passed the order on Tuesday.
Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon stood in favor of the application in court. Deputy Attorney General Bashir Ullah stood on behalf of the state.
Bashir Ullah said the court did not grant bail to Shahed in the case filed by a businessman at Uttara West Police Station for non-payment of dues for sand bought for construction. The trader used to supply sand to Md. Shahed alias Shahed Karim's company.
But Shahed kept turning around without paying. Shahed even called the businessman in the name of paying him and instead had him beaten up. After Shahed's arrest for irregularities at Regent Hospital , he filed a case with Uttara West Police Station, said Bashir Ullah
On July 6 last year, RAB raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital. During the operation, fake Covid test reports, and various irregularities including collection of money from patients in the name of Covid treatment were unveiled.
The next day, a case was filed against 17 people at Uttara West Police Station. On July 15, from the border area of Satkhira, Regent Group and Regent Hospital Chairman Shahed was arrested by RAB. Shahed has been imprisoned since then. Last year, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment in an arms case.