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Regent’s Shahed took Tk 1.5 cr loan introducing as major

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19th April, 2022 08:28:49 PM
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Regent’s Shahed took Tk 1.5 cr loan introducing as major

Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim took a loan of Tk 1.5 crore introducing himself as a major of Bangladesh Army.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) deputy director Syed Nazrul Islam on Tuesday interrogated him at jail gate in connection with a graft case.

The case was filed on July 22, 2020, against four persons, including Shahed on charges of embezzlement and laundering Tk 1.5 crore which the accused had taken from NRB bank as loan in the name of hospital.

After the grilling, ACC Secretary Md Mahabub Hossain told journalists at the commission’s Segunbagicha headquarters in Dhaka that Shahed used fake NIDs with false information for taking the loan from NRB bank and he also introduced himself as a retired major.

ACC secretary said a case was filed against him over the loan scam, ACC official who is investigating the case, interrogated Shahed at jail gate over the loan scam. 

He said a fake NID card used to get the loan from the bank while his identity as major found at the documents submitted to the bank as fake. 

It was found at the election commission that one NID card in his name was locked while another card was canceled as duplicate. So initially it is confirmed that the matter is a fraud and he used fake NID card.

According to documents submitted to the NRB Bank, Shahed joined the Bangladesh Army in 1983 and retired as a Major in 2001. But the ACC found his NID card submitted to the bank was found as fake along with his fake major identity.