ACC seeks Regent Group chief Shahed's documents from DGHS, Bangladesh Bank

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14th July, 2020 01:38:12 printer

ACC seeks Regent Group chief Shahed's documents from DGHS, Bangladesh Bank

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has sought documents from Health Department and Bangladesh Bank about Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim, the owner of Regent Hospital and chairman of Regent Group, to investigate into the allegations against him of amassing money illegally.

The anti-graft body sent separate letters to Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday in this regard.

ACC Director and spokesperson Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the matter.

Early on Monday, ACC formed a three-member committee headed by its Deputy Director Abu Bakar Siddiqui to make the inquiry.

There are allegations against Shahed that he amassed huge amount of money through microcredit business, multi-level marketing (MLM), forgery, dodging tax and taking bank loans with forged documents.

On July 7, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed a case against Shahed and 16 other staff of Regent Group and Regent hospitals after a mobile court found evidence of fake corona test certificates issued by the hospital.

The elite force also found that the hospital charged patients exorbitantly for their tests and treatments violating an agreement with the government.

Currently, Shahed is wanted in a case. The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Sunday directed banks to freeze all the accounts of the accused.