A virtual court in Dhaka today allowed detectives to deposit Tk 4.23 lakh to Bangladesh Bank, seized from an employee of JKG Health Care -- accused in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary of Virtual Court-3 passed the order after Md Liakot Ali, an inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police and also investigation officer of the case, submitted a petition.
Detectives on July 20 raided a house of accused Jebunnesa Rina at Road no 2, Tarabagh in Dhaka's Khilgaon area and seized Tk 4,23,500 from there.
Earlier, JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, her husband JKG Health Care Chief Executive Officer Ariful Chowdhury, and one of their associates Sayeed Chowdhury were sent to jail after being interrogated on different terms of remand in the same case.
Police arrested Sabrina, also a government official, on July 12 -- around three weeks after the scam came to light.
Following her arrest, the health ministry suspended her from the post of registrar at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases for violating rules.
On June 24, police arrested her husband Ariful Chowdhury and four others for their alleged involvement in issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
The four are -- Humayun Kabir and his wife Tanzina Patwary, Sayeed Chowdhury and Al Mamun.
Police have so far arrested nine people in connection with the incident.