JKG healthcare chief Sabrina nabbed over corona test scam

The police on Sunday arrested JKG Healthcare Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury in cases filed over the issuance of fake coronavirus (Covid-19) test reports, reports BSS.

She was taken to the Tejgaon zone deputy commissioner (DC) office for interrogation over her involvement in the incident of test scam, and she was shown arrested in the cases after the interrogation, DC of Tejagon Mohammad Harun-or-Rashid told BSS.

Earlier on June 24, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) members arrested JKG Healthcare Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ariful Chowdhury, husband of Sabrina, and five others for their alleged involvement in the Covid-19 tests scam.

Four cases were filed with the Tejgaon police station bringing charges against the JKG Healthcare of providing false reports without testing the swabs collected from the people for COVID-19 test.

Laptops and huge materials for collecting swabs from people have been recovered during a police raid at JKG office in Gulshan on that day.

Later, the arrestees were produced before a Dhaka court and afterwards taken on a two-day police remand and two of them gave statements under section 164.

The JKG Healthcare issued Covid-19 tests reports to around 27,000 people and of the reports, over 15,460 were made by the JKG’s own laptops in a fake way but 11,540 others were tested properly from IEDCR.

The JKG workers collected samples from different parts of the country including Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Narsingdi and received Taka 5,000 to 10,000 from each and $100 from foreigners and thus they earned around Taka 8 crore illegally by issuing fake reports.