A Dhaka court on Thursday framed charges against former Chief Justice SK Sinha and 10 other accused in a corruption case.
Judge of the Special Judge Court-4 Sheikh Nazmul Alam passed the indictment order.
At the same, the court also issued a warrant for the arrest of eight absconding accused, including SK Sinha.
Now, the formal trial in the case will begin with the deposition of witnesses.
On February 20 last, the case was shifted to the special judge court.
After accepting the charge-sheet against them, on January 5, the court issued a warrant for the arrest of former Chief Justice SK Sinha and 10 other accused in the case.
On December 10 last, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) pressed charges against them in the case filed for reportedly misappropriating Tk 4 crore.
The 10 other charge-sheeted accused in the case are Gazi Salahuddin, senior executive vice president and former head of credit division, Swapan Kumar Roy, first vice president (Credit division), Shafiuddin Askari Ahmed and Md Lutful Haque, first vice presidents of the Gulshan Corporate Branch of the Farmers Bank, M Mahbubul Haque Chisti, entrepreneur director and chairman of Audit Committee of the Farmers Bank, and Mohammad Shahjahan, Niranjan Chandra Saha, Santri Roy Simi and Ranjit Chandra Saha.
On July 10 last year, the ACC filed the case accusing the former chief justice and 10 others of accumulating illegal wealth and laundering Tk 4 crore.