JKG CEO Ariful sent to jail

JKG Healthcare CEO Ariful Haque Chowdhury
JKG Healthcare CEO Ariful Haque Chowdhury Photo: Collected

A Dhaka court on Sunday sent chief executive officer (CEO) of JKG Healthcare Ariful Haque Chowdhury and his associate Sayeed to jail in a case filed for allegedly issuing fake coronavirus test reports.

The court also ordered to provide them health service as per the jail code, reports BSS.

Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mahmuda Begum passed the order as police produced them before the court after the end of their remand.

Investigation officer (IO) and detective branch inspector Liyakat Ali in a petition pleaded to keep them behind the bars till completion of the probe in the case.

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Earlier on 15 July, another court put them on four-day police remand. They were remanded for the first time on 24 June.

Tejgaon police station team on 24 June arrested them along with others in separate drives at Ashkona and Gulshan areas.

JKG Healthcare run by Ariful and his wife physician Sabrina Arif Chowdhury was realising money from the suspected patients for coronavirus test whereas the company had inked a deal with the government to conduct the test free.

The fraud company used to fake the signatures and seals of government agencies in making forged coronavirus test reports, while throwing away the samples taken from suspected patients.