The High Court on Monday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why Regent group chairman Mohammad Shahed should not be granted bail in a money laundering case. The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the rule. The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and others concerned have been asked to respond to the rule within four weeks. Read: Regent's Shahed denied bail in money laundering case Advocate Sagir Hossain Leon appeared for Shahed in the court while Advocate Khurshid Alam Khan represented the ACC. On May 24, the High Court denied bail to Mohammad Shahed in the case. On August 25 last year, Criminal Investigation Department inspector Ibrahim Hossain filed the case against Shahed and Regent Group Managing Director Masud Parvez at Uttara West Police Station on charge of laundering 11.02 crore. On July 15 last year, Rab members arrested Shahed from the border area of Satkhira's Debhata on charge of issuing fake Covid certificates. Read: Arms case: Regent Chairman Shahed sentenced to life imprisonment Rab members 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 last year, 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 Sept 28, 2020 a Dhaka court sentenced him to life imprisonment in an arms case.
A Dhaka court on Wednesday ordered the authorities concerned to freeze 58 bank accounts of Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed and its Managing Director Masud Parvez in a money laundering case.
A Dhaka Court on Sunday sent Regent Hospital chairman Mohammad Shahed to jail in a case filed for misappropriating Tk 2.71 crore from Farmers Bank.
BNP on Saturday alleged that it is Awami League, not BNP, which has planted the 'venom tree of corruption’ in Bangladesh and produced fraudster like Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed and over 50 casinos in the capital.
A tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday took the charges against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed Karim into cognizance and fixed August 27 for hearing on charge framing in an arms case.
There is a saying in Mass Communication that media make personality. Mass media can make a person prominent and ruin one’s reputation in no time. Taking advantage of media’s influence, a wicked man may grow and steal the show. Md Shahed of Regent Group is a glaring example.
The government on Sunday cancelled the accreditation card of Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim, who was arrested and put on 10-day remand on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates. “The accreditation card of Md Shahed has been cancelled as he was arrested in a case,” Information Department’s Chief Information Officer Surath Kumar Sarkar told UNB. Shahed took a declaration of a daily newspaper named ‘Doinik Natun Kagoj’ and managed an accreditation card showing his newspaper, he said. “If the law enforcers arrest anyone, his/her accreditation card will be cancelled,” he said adding that Shahed’s authorisation card was cancelled as he has been arrested in a case. Earlier on Wednesday, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Shahed from Shakhra Komorpur border in Debhata upazila of Satkhira on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and brought to Dhaka by helicopter. A case was filed against him on July 14 on charge of embezzling more than Tk 91 lakh from a transport exporter in Chattogram. On July 16, a court placed Shahed and Regent Group’s managing director Masud Parvez on a 10-day remand each in a case over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates. The Regent Group head office along with both the hospitals were sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports.