A tribunal in Dhaka on Wednesday took the charges against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed Karim into cognizance and fixed August 27 for hearing on charge framing in an arms case.
Special Tribunal-1 Judge KM Emrul Kayesh fixed the date in presence of accused Shahed.
On July 30, DB Inspector Md Sairul Islam, also the investigation officer (IO) of the case, submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka.
The arm case was filed with Uttara Pashchim Police Station.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Shahed from a bordering area of Satkhira on July 15 and airlifted him to Dhaka.
Rab members also recovered a firearm and some bullets from his possession.
Law enforcers raided Mirpur and Uttara branches of Regent Hospital on July 6 on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and charging the admitted patients exorbitant fees.
The Regent Group head office along with both the hospitals was sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports.