“Shahed was hiding in Cox's Bazar, Cumilla and Satkhira. He was continuously on the move"
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun has said that the elite force will hand over Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed to the investigation officer of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today.
"Shahed was hiding in Cox's Bazar, Cumilla and Satkhira. He was continuously on the move, now by bus, now in car and then by truck for the last nine days," said the RAB DG at a media briefing in its headquarters.
"The RAB team arrested Shahed on information given by Masud Parvez, the managing director of Regent Hospital Ltd."
Shahed tried to flee to India with the help of local brokers, said the RAB DG.
Earlier, a RAB team arrested Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim from Satkhira on July 15 in a case filed over his alleged involvement in a recent Covid-19 testing scam and other irregularities.
Shahed had been on the run since a case was filed against him for issuing fake Covid-19 test reports in Regent Hospital.
On July 7, RAB sealed off Regent Hospital's head office in the capital, and two of the hospital's branches in Uttara and Mirpur, on charges of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and conducting other misdeeds.
According to a RAB intelligence report, Regent Hospital collected samples from at least 10,000 people. Of them, only 4,200 got authentic Covid-19 test certificates and the rest were fake.