Fake Covid-19 test reports: SMCH MD, two others put on 5-day remand
Publish- July 21, 2020, 06:56 PM
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A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed three people including the managing director of Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital (SMCH) Faisal Al Islam, on a five-day remand each in a case filed on charge of fraud and forging Covid-19 test reports.
Two others remanded are assistant director of the hospital Abdul Hasnat and its inventory officer Shahrif Kabir.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asheque Imam passed the order when inspector Mashiur Rahman, also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.
Advocate Shahinur Rahman, the counsel of the trio, filed petitions seeking bail for his clients.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested the managing director of SMCH Faisal Al Islam from a local residential hotel in city's Gulshan on Monday night.
On Sunday evening, a Rab mobile court conducted a drive, led by Executive Magistrate Sarwar Alam, at SMCH and found various irregularities, including unauthorised kits for Covid-19 test, providing fake test reports and having expired medicines.
The elite force arrested Abdul Hasnat and Shahrif Kabir during the drive.
Nayek Subeder Fazlul Bari of Rab-1 filed the case at Gulshan Police Station on Monday afternoon accusing the three arrestees and five others unnammed people , said sub-inspector Mamun Mia of the Gulshan police station.