Former director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abul Kalam Azad left a Dhaka court today without surrendering or securing bail in a case filed over Regent Hospital scam, although that was the reason behind his visit to the court.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Prosecutor Mir Ahmed Ali Salam confirmed the development to The Daily Star.

“We learnt that former DGHS boss Azad came to the court of Dhaka’s Senior Special Judge KM Emrul Kayesh but he did not file any bail petition with the court,” he said.

Witnesses said Abul Kalam Azad went to the Senior Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka around 11am to surrender before the court seeking bail but he left the court without doing so.

State lawyer Salam further said it is unknown why Azad did not surrender before the court today.

On September 30, ACC Deputy Director Farid Ahmed Patwary, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Senior Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka against Abul Kalam Azad and five others in the case filed over embezzling government funds.

The five others are Regent Group chairman Mohammad Shahed, DGHS former director (hospitals and clinics) Dr Aminul Hasan, deputy director (hospital-1) Dr Md Younus Ali, assistant director (hospital-1) Dr Md Shafiur Rahman and research officer Dr Md Didarul Islam.

The court then fixed November 2 for proceedings on whether to accept the charge…

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