Fake Covid-19 testing: High Court rejects Shahed’s bail plea

| Updated: July 06, 2022 17:14:36

Fake Covid-19 testing: High Court rejects Shahed’s bail plea

The High Court has rejected the bail application of disgraced Regent Hospital chairman Mohammad Shahed, in a case of fraud and embezzlement.

The HC bench of Justice SM Kuddus Zaman and Justice Md Khairul Alam passed the order saying the petition was ‘not placed’, reports UNB.

On March 31, Shahed filed a petition seeking his bail in the case.

On July 6 in 2020, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) conducted a drive in the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital. During the operation, fake Covid-19 test reports and various irregularities including the collection of money from patients in the name of Covid-19 treatment were unveiled.

A complaint was lodged against 17 people at Uttara West Police Station on the next day.

Regent Group and Regent Hospital Chairman Shahed was detained by RAB on July 15 of the same year from the border area of Satkhira district.

Shahed has been imprisoned since then.

Last year, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment in an arms case.

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