The High Court Monday denied bail to Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed in a case filed over the laundering of around Tk11.2 crore.
The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir passed the order, considering that the petition was not submitted properly before it.
Advocate Fazlur Rahman stood for the petitioner while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the Anti-Corruption Commission.
On August 25 last year, the Criminal Investigation Department of police filed the case against Shahed and Regent Group Managing Director Masud Parvez with Uttara West Police Station.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 and arrested eight people on charges of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging exorbitant fees for Covid testing and treatment of inpatients.
On July 7, the head office of the Regent Group and both the hospitals were sealed off and 17 people, including Shahed, were sued on charges of issuing fake Covid test reports and taking money from Covid patients for tests and treatment.
On July 15, Rab arrested Shahed from the border area of Satkhira's Debhata as he tried to cross into India. Pervez was arrested from Gazipur on July 14.
Shahed has already been sentenced to life imprisonment in an arms case.