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Arms case: Regent chairman Shahed sentenced to life imprisonment

UNB, Dhaka
Arms case: Regent chairman Shahed sentenced to life imprisonment
Regent Group Chairman Shahed Karim. File Photo

Regent Group Chairman Shahed Karim has been sentenced to life imprisonment in an arms case.

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes delivered the verdict on Monday afternoon.

Rab arrested Shahed from a bordering area of Satkhira on July 15. They also recovered a firearm, some bullets and foreign currencies from his possession.

Law enforcers raided Mirpur and Uttara branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging the admitted patients exorbitant fees.

The Regent Group head office and both hospitals were sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports.

Chargesheet submitted against Regent Chairman Shahed in 2 cases.

The tribunal recorded statements of 11 prosecution witnesses.

On September 16, Shahed claimed himself to be completely innocent.

The prosecution completed arguments in the case on September 17.

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