Court orders freezing Shahed-Masud's 58 bank accounts

Staff Correspondent

2nd September, 2020 01:45:38 printer

Court orders freezing Shahed-Masud's 58 bank accounts

A Dhaka court on Wednesday granted a Criminal Investigation Department’s (CID) petition to freeze 58 bank accounts of Regent group chairman Md Shahed Karim and Managing director Masud Parvej.

Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court passed the order accepting the CID's petition.

Additional public prosecutor Taposh kumar pal confirmed this.

Earlier, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested him on July 15 on the bank of Labangaboti canal at a village in Satkhira’s Debhata upazila.

On July 6, RAB raided the Regent Hospital branches on allegations of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates, as well as charging exorbitant fees for Covid-19 testing and treatment of patients in violation with an agreement with the government’s health department.

RAB found evidence of at least 6,000 fake Covid-19 test certificates during the raids.

The next day, RAB filed a case against 17 people, including Shahed, with Uttara West police station. Later, ten other people were also arrested.