Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has placed Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed on a 28-day fresh remand in four fraud cases -- seven days for each case -- filed against him with Uttara Paschim and Uttara Purba police stations. Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury passed the orders after four separate investigation officers (IO) produced him before the court on Sunday with a 40-day remand prayer.
Moreover, Regent Group`s Managing Director Masud Parvez was placed on a 21-day remand in three cases filed with Uttar Paschim and Purba police stations.
Shahed was also shown arrested in two arms cases filed with Uttara Paschim Police Station.
The magistrate passed the order after two IO submitted two separate petitions for showing him arrested in the cases.
Shahed and Masud were produced before the court on completion of their 10-day remand in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 results and charging the patients for tests and treatment.
Shahed recently came under spotlight after allegations of his involvement in providing fake Covid-19 certificates and embezzling money from patients surfaced.
RAB raided the Regent Hospital on July 6, and later on filed a case against Shahed and a few others for scamming patients, running the hospital without appropriate licence, and providing fake Covid-19 health certificates.
Shahed was arrested by RAB on the morning of July 15, from the border area of Satkhira district in southwest Bangladesh. They handed him over to the Detective Branch of police on the same day.
The arrest came two days after a Dhaka court issued arrest warrants for him in two fraud cases filed over misappropriation of Tk 3.68 crore.
In the early hours of July 8, Inspector Zulhas Mia of Rab-1 filed the case with Uttara Paschim Police Station against Md Shahed, Masud Parvez and 15 others.