MNA Editorial Desk: A Dhaka court on Sunday placed Regent Group and Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim who was arrested over various irregularities, including the issuance of fake coronavirus certificates from his hospital, on a 28-day fresh remand in four cases.
The judge of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court passed the order after the fraudster was produced before his court seeking a 10-day remand in each case.
After the hearing, the court put Shahed on a seven-day remand in each case.
Earlier, he was produced before the court in the morning on expiry of his 10-day remand.
Shahed was put on the 10-day remand on July 16 in a case filed over the issuance of fake coronavirus certificates from Regent Hospital.
He was arrested from a boat at Lobangapati near Sakor Bazar of Debhata border in Satkhira district on July 15 while trying to flee to India.
An illegal firearm was also recovered from him.
Shahed who was accused in a total of 59 cases was trying to flee to India with the help of a local smuggler.
The elite conducted separate drives at the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital and arrested eight people on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports in addition to charging the admitted Covid-19 patients exorbitant fees.
In further development, the head office of Regent Group along with the both hospitals was sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports.