JKG chief Sabrina to be produced before court on Monday
Published : Sunday, 12 July, 2020 at 10:53 PM Count : 214
Arrested Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, chairman of JKG Healthcare, will be produced before a court on Monday.
Police are likely to plea to the court to place her on remand as she was arrested on Sunday in cases filed over the issuance of fake coronavirus (Covid-19) test reports.
She was taken to the Tejgaon Zone deputy commissioner (DC) office for interrogation over her involvement in the incident of test scam and later she was shown arrested at Tejgaon thana in the cases, DC of Tejgaon Md Harun-ar-Rashid said.
Earlier on June 24, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) members arrested JKG Healthcare CEO Arif Chowdhury, husband of Sabrina, and five others for their alleged involvement in the Covid-19 tests scam.
Laptops and huge materials for collecting swabs from people were seized during the police raid at JKG office in Gulshan on that day.
Four cases were filed with the Tejgaon police station bringing charges against the JKG Healthcare of providing false reports without testing the swabs collected from the people for Covid-19 diagnosis.
Later, the arrestees were produced before a Dhaka court and afterwards taken on a two-day police remand and two of them gave confessional statements under section 164.
The JKG Healthcare issued Covid-19 tests reports to around 27,000 people and of the reports, 15,460 were prepared by the JKG's own laptops in a fake way but 11,540 others were tested properly from IEDCR, sources said.
The JKG workers collected samples from different parts of the country including Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Narsingdi and received Tk 5,000 to 10,000 from each people and $100 from foreigners for each sample and thus they earned around Tk 8 crore illegally by issuing fake reports.
On Saturday, the Directorate of Health Services (DGHS) issued a press release explaining its stance over the alleged forgery of the private-run Regent Hospital and JKG Group.