A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested the Managing Director of Regent Group Masud Parvej from Gazipur.
He is one of the main accomplices of Regent Hospital Chairman Md Shahed and the second accused in the case filed over the fake Covid-19 certificate by Regent Hospital.
Meanwhile, RAB handed over Shahed's case to the detective branch of Police, Alamgir Gazi, inspector (operation) of Uttara West Police Station said.
On July 7, RAB sealed off Regent Hospital's head office in the capital, and two of the hospital's branches in Uttara and Mirpur, on charges of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and conducting other misdeeds.
According to a RAB intelligence report, Regent Hospital collected samples from at least 10,000 people. Of them, only 4,200 got authentic Covid-19 test certificates and the rest were fake.
The hospital authorities had an agreement with the health ministry that they would treat Covid-19 patients free of cost, but they not only charged the patients but also submitted bills to the ministry against each patient's treatment cost.
RAB filed a case against Shahed and 16 other Regent Group and Regent Hospital staffs for their alleged involvement in the misdeeds and violating a government agreement.
Md Shahed is on the run since then.
On July 9, RAB also arrested one of Shahed's accomplice Tariqul Islam from Nakhalpara in the capital.