Regent Hospital scam
A Dhaka Court on Sunday fixed February 22 for hearing on the charge sheet against six people, including former Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abul Kalam Azad, in a case over Regent Hospital’s fake Covid test scam. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Emrul Kayesh deferred the hearing to February 22 as accused Regent Chairman Md Shahed was not produced in court from jail. Read: Regent’s Shahed, 2 others indicted in fraud case The court earlier fixed today (Sunday) for the hearing on accepting the charge sheet in the case. For this, five accused on bail, including former DGHS DG Abul Kalam Azad, appeared in the court. Besides, the court granted permanent bail to former DGHS DG Abul Kalam Azad in the case today. The same court granted him interim bail on October 7 last year. On September 30 last year, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) submitted a charge sheet to the court against six people, including Abul Kalam, in this case. The five others accused in the case are - Regent Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim, former DGHS Director Aminul Hasan, Deputy Director Yunus Ali, Assistant Director Shafiur Rahman, and Research Officer Didarul Islam. Read: Former DGHS chief gets bail in Regent Hospital scam case Azad was not initially named in the charge sheet but his name was added later following an investigation. On September 23 of 2020, Deputy Director of the anti-graft commission Farid Ahmed Patwary filed the case against five people with Dhaka Coordinated Office-1 for embezzling Tk 1.37 crore by issuing fake Covid test certificates from Regent Hospital. On September 24, 2020, the court accepted the statement of case and directed ACC deputy director to investigate the case and submit a report.
A court here on Thursday placed Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed and managing director Masud Parvez on a 10-day remand each in a case over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim passed the order after DB police inspector Gaffarul Alam, also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court in the morning with a 10-day remand prayer. The court also rejected the bail petitions of Shahed and Pervez when their lawyer advocate Nazmul Hossain filed separate petitions seeking bail for them. Besides, the court also placed Tariqul Islam alias Tarek, an employee of Regent Hospital, on a 7-day fresh remand when police produced him before the court after expiry of his five-day remand.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed from Shakhra Komorpur border in Debhata upazila of Satkhira district early Wednesday on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said that the ministry and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) do not have any problem with each other.
A case was filed against Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed on Monday on charge of embezzling more than Tk 91 lakh from a transport exporter in Chattogram.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Saturday clarified its stance over the Regent Hospital scam and said the much-questioned Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with the hospital on condition of renewal of its license.
A Dhaka court on Friday placed a close associate of Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed on a five-day remand over issuing fake coronavirus test certificates from the hospital.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion on Thursday arrested a close associate of the chairman of Regent Hospital over issuance of fake coronavirus certificates from the hospital. Sujoy Sarker, deputy director (media) of Rab Headquarters, said Tariqul Islam alias Tareque Shibli was arrested in a drive conducted in Nakhalpara area of the capital around 11am. Important information was gleaned from him during primary quizzing, added Sujoy.