Shahed’s main associate Tarek Shibli confesses crimes

RAB conducts drive at Regent Hospital, Dhaka
RAB conducts drive at Regent Hospital, DhakaSazid Hossain

Regent Group chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim’s main associate Tarikul Islam alias Tarek Shibli has given confessional statement in a case lodged over issuing fake COVID-19 test results, certificates and taking money from people illegally in the name of coronavirus tests and treatments.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Masudur Rahman on Friday recorded Shibli’s statement as investigation officer and detective branch inspector SM Gaffar Alam produced the accused before the court and pleaded to record his statement under Section 164, reports news agency BSS.


The court later sent Shibli, also the public relations officer of Regent Hospital, to jail.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Jasim on 16 July had put Tarek Shibli on a seven-day remand in the case. Shibli, who was arrested on 8 July, was remanded for five-day on 10 July.