Hearing of case against Sabrina, Ariful adjourned till Dec 15

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 00:20, Dec 02,2020


A Dhaka court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing in a case lodged over issuing fake COVID-19 test reports against eight people, including JKG Healthcare chairman Sabrina Arif Chowdhury and her husband JKG CEO Ariful Haque Chowdhury till December 15.

Dhaka Metropolitan magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order as two new prosecution witnesses testified in the case.

On Tueday, Sirajul Islam and Hajera Begum testified in the case and were cross-examined by the defence afterwards. The plaintiff of the case works as a caretaker in the house of these two witnesses.

On August 20, the court framed charges against the eight accused in the case.

The other six accused are Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, Humayun Kabir Himu, Tanjila Patwari, Biplob Das, Shafikul Islam Romeo and Jebunnesa.

Investigation agency detective branch of police on August 5 filed charge-sheet in the case.

The investigation officer and DB inspector Liakat Ali in the charge-sheet accused Sabrina and Ariful of being the masterminds behind the scam and the others as their cohorts.

One Kamal Hossain filed the case with Tejgaon police station on June 15 for issuing fake COVID-19 test reports.

JKG Healthcare misappropriated money from the suspected patients for COVID-19 test though the company had inked a deal with the government to conduct the test free of cost.

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