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Shahed put on 7-day remand in graft case

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 17:07, 10 August 2020   Update: 11:07, 10 August 2020
Shahed put on 7-day remand in graft case

A Dhaka court placed Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim on a 7-day remand in a corruption case filed over the misappropriation of Tk 2.71 crore from Padma Bank (former Farmers Bank).

Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the remand order on Monday (August 10).

Earlier on August 6, Deputy Assistant Director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Mohammad Shahjahan Miraj, also the investigation officer of the case, filed an application with the court, seeking 10-day remand for Shahed. The court later fixed today (August 10) for hearing on the remand prayer in presence of Shahed. Shahed was produced before the court today from jail.

On behalf of the anti-graft watchdog, prosecutor Mosharraf Hossain Kajol prayed to the court to grant remand for Shahed.

Earlier on July 27, Deputy Assistant Director of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Mohammad Shahjahan Miraj filed the case against four people including Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed for embezzling Tk 2.71 crore from Padma Bank Ltd.

Other accused of the case are- Regent Hospital Managing Director Md Ibrahim Khalil, Padma Bank Executive of the Board of Directors and former chairman of the audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty and his son Bakshiganj Jute Spinners Limited Managing Director Rashedul Haque Chisty.

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