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Shahed sent to Satkhira prison over arms case

  • Published at 04:09 pm August 5th, 2020
Police escort Regent Hospital Limited Chairman Shahed Karim alias Shahed Karim at Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court premises in Dhaka on Thursday, July 16, 2020 <strong>MH/DT</strong>
Police escort Regent Hospital Limited Chairman Shahed Karim alias Shahed Karim at Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court premises in Dhaka on Thursday, July 16, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

On July 19, the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted a special drive with Shahed in Dhaka’s Uttara area, where they recovered a pistol, a bullet, a magazine, 10 bottles of phensedyl, and five bottles of liquor from an abandoned car on Sonargaon Janapath Road in Uttara

Regent Hospital Chairman Md Shahed, alias Shahed Karim, the main accused in the much-discussed corona test fraud and embezzlement case, has been sent to jail after a 10-day remand in a case filed under the Arms Act in Debhata police station in Satkhira.

Shahed was brought to the court premises from Khulna at 11:41am on Wednesday under tight security. He was produced before the court by the investigating officer of the case Sub-Inspector (SI) Rezaul Karim of Rapid Action Battalion 6 (RAB-6) at 11:49am.

The matter was confirmed by Court Inspector Amal Kumar Roy.


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Earlier on July 15, the RAB arrested an armed Shahed on the bank of Labangaboti canal in Komarpur village under Satkhira's Debhata upazila around 5am, while he was trying to flee across the border to India.

After the arrest, RAB-6, CPC-1 Deputy Additional Director (DAD) Nazrul Islam lodged a case under Section 19A of the Arms Act of 1878 and Section 25B/A of the Special Powers Act 1974 the following night.

On July 26, the court granted investigating officer Rezaul Karim a 10-day remand for questioning Shahed.