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Bail for Regent’s Shahed to remain stayed: Appellate Division

Published : 31 Oct 2022 10:27 PM | Updated : 01 Nov 2022 04:34 PM

The Appellate Division said that the bail granted to Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed in an arms case by the High Court will remain stayed.

An Appellate Division bench led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed the order Monday.

The Appellate Division will hear the state's leave to appeal against the High Court's bail in the meantime, stated the bench.

On September 28, 2020, Shahed was sentenced to life in an arms case. He was eventually granted bail by the High Court on June 7 this year. On June 12, a chamber court stayed the bail order as the state appealed against the bail order.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on July 6 of 2020 raided two hospitals of Regent Group in Uttara and Mirpur and arrested the eight for issuing fake corona test results and certificates by using forged serial number and signatures of concerned authorities, realizing illegal fees from the patients, running hospital business without having any proper approval, among other charges.

RAB, on the subsequent next day, filed a case against 17 including Regent Group chairman Md Shahed under sections 406/417/465/ 468/ 471/ and 269 of the penal code with Uttara West Police Station.

Shahed was arrested on July 15, 2020 from Satkhira.

The arms case was lodged against him by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) after they conducted a raid in Shahed’s Uttara office and recovered illegal fire arms.

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