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 accused.
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.
After the hearing, the judge set today saying the trial proceedings against Tarique would be continued in his absence.