Regent Group chairman Shahed Karim alias Mohammad Shahed was sent to jail on Wednesday on completion of his 10-day remand in police custody in a case filed with the Debhata police in Satkhira for illegally possessing a weapon.
The case was filed after his arrest on July 15 at a place in the frontiers on charges of providing forged COVID-19 certificates by his hospital.
Satkhira senior judicial magistrate Rajib Kumar Roy on Wednesday sent Shahed to jail as Rapid Action Battalion sub-inspector Rezaul Karim produced him in the court on completion of the remand.
On July 26, the judicial magistrate court allowed the police to interrogate him in custody for 10 days and he was taken to the Khulna RAB headquarters. He was taken to the bordering area on July 29.
RAB-6 filed the case against Shahed with the Debhata police under the arms act as the battalion said that he was captured in possession of a weapon when he was trying to enter India.
On July 6, RAB separately raided the Uttara and Mirpur branches of Regent Hospital and arrested eight people for issuing forged COVID-19 certificates and collecting money from COVID-19 patients. On July 7, RAB filed a case against 17 people, including Shahed, for the test scams.
The Detective Branch later submitted a charge sheet against Shahed in another arms case filed against him over an illegal weapon seized during an arms recovery drive.
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