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SC stays bail of Regent Chairman Shahed in graft case

SC stays bail of Regent Chairman Shahed in graft case

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday stayed the bail of Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed in a corruption case filed on charge of embezzling Tk2.75 crore from Padma Bank (formerly Farmers Bank).

Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

On July 28, the High Court granted permanent bail to Shahed in a corruption case.

Later, ACC filed a petition challenging the bail order of the High Court.

In 2020, ACC Deputy Director Md Shahjahan Miraj lodged a complaint against four people, including Shahed. Police filed an FIR in this connection.

On July 6, 2020, Rab raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital. During the operation, fake Covid test reports, and various irregularities including collection of money from patients in the name of Covid treatment were unveiled.

On July 15, from the border area of Satkhira, Shahed was arrested by RAB. Shahed has been in jail since then.

More than 36 cases have been filed against Shahed on allegations of different irregularities.