Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed has tarnished the image of the country by giving fake Covid-19 test reports.
He made the remark at his Dhanmondi's residence on Wednesday.
"None, irrespective of their political affiliations, will be spared for such fraud," the minister warned.
He asked the law enforcement agencies to be vigilant regarding the issue, saying "The deceivers will continue deceiving always."
A team of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim from Satkhira on July 15 in a case filed over his alleged involvement in a recent Covid-19 testing scam and other irregularities.
Shahed had been on the run since the case was filed against him for issuing fake Covid-19 test reports in Regent Hospital.
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.