Indictment hearing against JKG’s Sabrina, others deferred to August 20

Sun Online Desk

13th August, 2020 01:23:02 printer

Indictment hearing against JKG’s Sabrina, others deferred to August 20

A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed August 20 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 reports.

The court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sarafuzzaman Ansari reset the date this morning.

The court also rejected the bail petitions of all the eight accused in the case.

Earlier on August 5, the Detective Branch of police pressed charges against the eight JKG Health Care officials in the case.

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.