A Dhaka court yesterday accepted the charge sheet against eight people, including JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
The other accused are Sabrina's husband JKG Chief Executive Officer Ariful Chowdhury, Executive Officer Shafiqul Islam, graphic designer Humayun Kabir Himu and four other employees -- Himu's wife Tanzina Patwary, Jebunnesa Rima, Sayeed Chowdhury and Biplob Das.
After scrutinising case dockets and other relevant documents, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhuiyan passed the order.
The court also relieved Mamunur Rashid of the charges as the investigation officer of the case appealed to the court.
Soon after acceptance of the charge sheet, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate AM Zulfikar Hayat transferred the case to the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansary for its trial.
The court also fixed August 13 to hold hearing on charge framing against Dr Sabrina and seven others in the case.
Md Liakot Ali, an inspector of Detective Branch (DB) of police, on Wednesday submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.
On June 23, Kamal Hossain, who was given a fake Covid-19 certificate from JKG Health Care, filed the case against Humayun, his wife Tanzina and several unknown people with Tejgaon Police Station in this regard.