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Fugitive Shahed called home minister seeking advice

10 Jul 2020 16:23, Somoy English Desk
Fugitive Shahed called home minister seeking advice
Fugitive Shahed called home minister seeking advice

Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim, who has been on the run, still out touch on fraud charges. Many more allegations have been brough against him after the corona test and treatment scams. 

Under the circumstances, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Shahed will be brought under the law no matter how powerful he is. “He’ll not be spared, no matter wherever he is. He must be punished for the misdeeds he has committed.”

The Minister said the fugitive Regent Group chief phoned him to know what he should do now.

“He called me. He said his everything is being sealed. I told him that the action is being taken as he had done something bad. He asked me again what he should do now. I asked him go to court and say there what you want,” Asaduzzaman said.

The Minister also said Shahed will be brought under the law no matter how powerful he is.

He made the remarks while talking to reporters on Friday in the capital.

Meanwhile, Shahed's father Sirajul Islam died of coronavirus on Thursday.

He was buried at Azimpur Graveyard on Friday morning but no one of his family was present there.

Shahed admitted his sick father to Universal Medical on July 4 instead of his hospital. At the time of admission, Shahed claimed that his father Sirajul Islam did not have Covid-19 infection.

However, later he tested positive for the virus.

Although he visited his father first two days after his admission to the hospital, he did not go there since the law enforcers raided the Regent Hospital.

Meanwhile, many of Shahed’s colleagues have been arrested on charge of fraudulences, but the fraudster is still out of reach.

Earlier on Tuesday night, Rab filed a case against 17 persons, including Shahed, on charge of Covid-19 certificate forgery and illegally taking money from patients.

Police also imposed a restriction on his departure of the country in the interest of proper investigation of the case. 

Police on Thursday sent a letter to the immigration department in this regard.

On Thursday, Bangladesh Bank (BB) instructed all the banks to freeze Shahed’s accounts for the next 30 days.

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