A Dhaka court on Monday granted seven-day remand for Regent Hospital owner Shahed Karim in a case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission on charges of accumulating illegal wealth through fraud and laundering Padma Bank’s money.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after hearing a 10-day remand prayer by ACC.

ACC’s assistant deputy director Mohammad Shajahan Miraj, who filed the case on July 27, sought the remand on Thursday a day after Shahed was shown arrested in the case.

Shahed’s co-accused in the case are Padma Bank audit committee chairman Mahabubul Haque Chisty, Bakshiganj Jute Spinners Limited managing director Rashedul Haque Chisty and Regent Hospital managing director Md Ibrahim Khalil.

According to the complaint, the accused misappropriated Tk 1 crore of Padma Bank’s Gulshan corporate branch in the name of loan by misusing power and breaching trust.

It said that the accused committed the offences in connivance with each other from January 11 to January 21 in 2015.

The commission initiated the inquiry against Shahed as it received complaints that he accumulated huge illegal wealth through microcredit, MLM business, and other types of fraud and deception.

Shahed, arrested on July 15 from Satkhira bordering area by the Rapid Action Battalion, is now on a 38-day remand since July 26 in separate cases in Dhaka and Satkhira.

A Dhaka court allowed the remand on July 26, on completion of his 10-day remand since July 16 in another case.

Shahed’s Regent Hospital allegedly used to provide forged COVID-19 reports without testing samples.

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