A court in Chattogram yesterday placed Chairman of Regent Group Md Shahed on a four-day remand in a case filed with Double Mooring in connection with misappropriating Tk 91.25 lakh from a motor parts importer through fraudulence in port city.
The court of metropolitan Magistrate Safi Uddin passed the remand order after he was produced before the court with a 10-day remand prayer, said Assistant Commissioner (prosecution) Kazi Shahbuddin Ahmed of Chattogram Metropolitan Police.
Shahed was brought to Chattogram Central Jail on Saturday from Dhaka.
On behalf of M/S Mega Motors' owner Zia Uddin Mohammed Jahangir, the company's staff member Saifuddin Mohsin filed the case on July 14, accusing Shahed.
Mega Motors alleged in the case that Shahed's Regent KCS Limited embezzled the money through fraudulence from them.
Another person, Shahidullah (60), was also made accused in the case.
According to the case statement, Shahed assured Jahangir that he will manage BRTA authorities to get route permit for three-wheelers (CNG-run auto-rickshaw) of the importer in Dhaka city.
In this regard, Shahed took Tk 32 lakh from Jahangir on January 22 in 2017.
From January 25 to March 5 the same year, Shahed was given Tk 59.25 lakh in total.
Later, Shahed handed over a photocopy of a circular signed by the BRTA chairman to Mega Motors which stated that route permit for 200 CNG-run auto-rickshaws were given to them.
After getting the document, Mega Motors contacted BRTA authorities, and found out that the circular was fake.
"When we realised he cheated us, we told him to return the money but he did not. So, we filed the case," said the case's complainant.
Shahed, who made national headlines for providing fake Covid-19 certificates, is currently facing trials in dozens of cases, including for firearms, fraudulence and embezzlement.