A Dhaka court today adjourned till December 15 the hearing in a case lodged over issuing fake coronavirus (Covid-19) test reports against eight people including JKG Healthcare Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury and her husband Ariful Haque Chowdhury.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury passed the order as two new prosecution witnesses testified in the case. Sirajul Islam and Hajera Begum today testified in the case and were cross-examined by the defence afterwards. The plaintiff of the case works as caretaker in the house of these two witnesses.
The court on August 20 framed charges against the eight accused in the case.
The other six accused are- Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, Humayun Kabir Himu, Tanjila Patwari, Biplob Das, Shafikul Islam Romeo and Jebunnesa.
Investigation agency detective branch (DB) of police on August 5 filed charge-sheet in the case.
The investigation officer (IO) and DB inspector Liakat Ali in the charge-sheet accused Sabrina and JKG CEO Ariful of being the masterminds behind the scam and the others as their cohorts.
One Kamal Hossain filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station on June 15 for issuing fake Covid-19 test reports.
JKG Healthcare run by Ariful and his wife Dr Sabrina was realizing money from the suspected patients for coronavirus test, whereas the company had inked a deal with the government to conduct the test free of cost.