Regent Group Chairman Shahed placed on fresh remand

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10th August, 2020 12:38:48 printer

Regent Group Chairman Shahed placed on fresh remand

Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim has been put on a 7-day fresh remand in a case of embezzling loan money from the then Farmers Bank.

Dhaka senior special judge KM Imrul Kayesh passed the order following a police petition on Monday.

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) filed the case against Shahed Karim for embezzling Tk 2.71 crore from Padma Bank Ltd (formerly Farmers Bank).

On July 27, ACC lodged the graft case against four people including shahed.

The other accused are: the bank’s former audit committee chairman Mahbubul Haque Chisty  alias Babul Chisty and his son Rashedul Haque Chisty, and Regent Hospital Managing Director Ibrahim Khalil.

According to case dossier, Shahed took Tk 2 crore loan from Padma Bank’s Corporate branch in Gulshan on January 15, 2015 for purchasing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine  for Regent hospital.

Implicated in nearly 65 cases, Shahed in connivance with others took the loan through forged documents from the bank.

As per loan condition, Shahed maintained Tk1 crore FDR at the bank. After adjustment on July 15 last, the loan amount stood at Tk 1.71 crore which Shahed never returned.

The other accused are: the bank’s former audit committee chairman Mahbubul Haque Chisty  alias Babul Chisty and his son Rashedul Haque Chisty, and Regent Hospital Managing Director Ibrahim Khalil.

According to the case, Shahed took Tk 2 crore loan from Padma Bank’s Corporate branch in Gulshan on January 15, 2015 for purchasing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine  for Regent hospital. But Shahed who has been accused in around 65 cases, in collusion with each other, took the loan through forged documents from the bank and embezzled the money.

As per loan condition, Shahed maintained a Tk1 crore FDR at the bank. After adjustment of the FDR, the amount of the loan stood at Tk 1.71 crore till on July 15 this year which was embezzled by the accused.


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