Sharmin sent to jail in fake N95 masks supply case

Awami League leader Sharmin Jahan at the court
Awami League leader Sharmin Jahan at the courtDipu Malakar

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent to jail Sharmin Jahan, owner of Aparajita International, in a case lodged over supplying fake N95 masks to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital.

The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Shahidul Islam passed the order, scraping her bail plea in the case, reports news agency BSS.

Earlier, police produced her before the court after end of her three-day remand and pleaded to keep her behind the bars till finishing off the probe in the case.

The court of Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Moinul Islam on 25 July placed her on three-day remand.

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Police arrested Sharmin from the capital’s Shahbagh area on the night of 24 July, a day after BSMMU proctor Mozaffar Ahmed filed the case with Shahbagh police station in the capital.

BSMMU authorities recently found some substandard and fake N95 masks, while providing those to physicians treating COVID-19 patients. During further inspection the hospital authorities found some more fake N95 masks in the third consignment supplied by Aparajita International.