Fake Covid-19 certificates: JKG's Sabrina held

Staff Reporter Published: 12 July 2020, 04:08 PM | Updated: 13 July 2020, 12:33 PM
Fake Covid-19 certificates: JKG's Sabrina held

Police have arrested JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury over issuing fake COVID-19 certificates.

She was taken to DMP's Tejgaon division office for questioning around 1:15pm on Sunday, the division DC Harun-Ur-Rashid told Jago News.

In grilling, she did not give any satisfactory answers over the fraud and that's why she was shown arrested in a case lodged with Tejgaon Police Station for issuing fake COVID-19 certificates by JKG.

Sabrina's husband and JKG chief executive officer Ariful Haque Chowdhury and a few others are also accused in the case. 

DC Harun said she would be produced before court on Monday seeking remand against her.

The voluntary organization has recently taken government approval to collect sample for coronavirus tests at free of costs but it allegedly took fee up to Tk 5000 per sample test. 

Besides, it has been issuing COVID-19 certificates without conducting test.

Police came to know that JKG Health Care, a non-profit organization, issued 27,000 COVID-19 reports. Out of those, the facility made tested 11,540 samples through ICDCR, and prepared reports of rest 15,460 samples in its Laptop which evidences were found in seized Laptop. 

Sabrina is a doctor at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases. Though she claimed she is COVID-19 affairs consultant of JKG, not chairman but police enquiry suggested she is the chairman of the establishment, DC Harun also said.