A Dhaka court set August 13 to hold hearing on charge framing against eight people, including JKG Healthcare Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury and her husband Ariful Haque Chowdhury, in a case lodged over issuing fake coronavirus test
Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Julfikar Hayad set the date after going through the charge-sheet filed by the detective branch (DB) of police. The court also transferred the case to the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sorafuzzaman Ansari for further proceedings.DB filed the charge-sheet in the case yesterday.
The six other accused in the case are – Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, Humayun Kabir Himu, Tanjila Patwari, Biplob Das, Shafikul Islam Romeo and Jebunnesa.
The investigation officer (IO) and DB inspector Liakat Ali in the charge-sheet accused Sabrina and JKG CEO Ariful as the main culprits behind the scam and the others as their cohorts.
One Kamal Hossain filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station on June 15 for issuing fake Covid-19 test reports.
JKG Healthcare, run by Ariful and his wife Dr Sabrina, was realising money from the suspected patients for coronavirus test,
whereas the company had inked a deal with the government to conduct the test free of charge.
The fraud company was even faking the signatures and seals of government agencies in making forged corona test reports, while
throwing away the samples taken from suspected patients.