ACC to probe Regent chair’s graft charges

Staff Correspondent

10 July, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will start a probe soon into the charges of irregularities and corruption against Regent Hospital chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim.

ACC secretary Mohammad Delwar Bakth came up with the information on Thursday while talking to journalists at the commission’s headquarters in the capital.

He said “The commission may soon decide to start a probe into the allegations of irregularities and corruption against the owner of the Regent Hospital. The commission is now scrutinizing the allegations against him.”

About the ongoing ACC’s interrogation to six supplier firms over N95 mask scam, ACC secretary also said, “They will also interrogate officials of the Ministry of Health and the DGHS if any of the officials come up during the interrogation. The ACC inquiry team is working in this regard.” RAB’s mobile court on Monday carried out a drive at Regent Hospital’s Uttara branch and found huge irregularities, including issuing fake covid-19 test certificate, at the hospital.

The licence of the hospital expired in 2014 while RAB also found surgical items, which expired five to six months ago, at the hospital's medicine store.

RAB-1 on Tuesday night filed a case with Uttara Paschim Police Station against Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed, its MD Masud Parvez and 15 others.

The authorities sealed off the hospital’s Uttara and Mirpur branches on charges of the irregularities. The chairman, managing director and seven others are on the run while RAB arrested the eight staffers during their drive at Uttara branch on Monday.