A Dhaka court on Monday accepted a charge sheet
against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her elder son Tarique Rahman and four
others in connection with a case of embezzling Tk 2.10 crore through forming
fraudulent Zia Orphanage Trust.
Judge ANM Bashir Ullah of the Metropolitan Sessions
Judge's Court passed the order after Khaleda appeared before it at about 1:15pm
amid tight security.
The court also issued arrest warrants against
Khaleda's nephew Mominur Rahman and former principal secretary Kamal Uddin
Siddiqui as they did not appear before the court.
It fixed October 25 for framing charges against the
The court also decided to continue the trial
proceedings against Tarique in his absence.
Earlier on August 30, Khaleda did not appear before
the court on security grounds while Tarique earlier went to London for
treatment with due permission from the Supreme Court.
The lawyers on the day appealed to the court to fix
the new date before Khaleda leaves Dhaka on September 9 or 10 for Saudi Arabia
to perform Umrah.
the hearing, the judge set today saying the trial proceedings against Tarique
would be continued in his absence.