Although Shahed was brought to the ACC headquarters for questioning over the money embezzlement of Padma Bank, he was interrogated over other corruption cases too
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has completed quizzing Regent Hospital's Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim on the first day of a 7-day remand in a case over misappropriating money from Padma Bank, former Farmers Bank.
ACC Deputy Assistant Director Mohammad Shahjahan Miraj (also the investigating officer) interrogated Shahed at the anti-graft body's headquarters in the capital on Monday.
Although Shahed was brought to the ACC headquarters for questioning over the money embezzlement of Padma Bank, he was interrogated over other corruption cases too, said sources.
The anti-graft body is also enquiring Shahed over the Regent Hospital scam and an allegation of amassing illegal wealth by him, apart from the Padma Bank money embezzlement issue.
An ACC probe team led by Director Mohammad Fanafillah interrogated Shahed over the Regent scam too, sources also said.
After the first day's quizzing, ACC sent Shahed back to the Ramna thana. He will be brought back to the ACC office on Tuesday morning again.
On August 10, a Dhaka court granted a 7-day fresh remand for Md Shahed in the Padma Bank money theft case after ACC Deputy Assistant Director Mohammad Shahjahan Miraj applied for a 10-day remand.
On July 27, the ACC filed the case against four people, including Shahed Karim, on allegations of embezzling Tk1 crore from Padma Bank Limited.
Three others accused in the case are: Mahbubul Haque Chisty, former audit committee chairman of the bank, and his son Rashedul Haque Chisty, and Regent Hospital's Managing Director Ibrahim Khalil.
The ACC also filed another case against Shahed, alleging embezzlement of money from NRB Bank.