Barrister Shakila granted bail till charge framing
22 February 2016, Nirapad News: The High Court on Monday granted bail to Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Shakila Farzana in a case filed over charges of terror financing.
A High Court bench comprising Justice Farid Ahmed and Justice A.K.M. Zahirul Hoque granted her the bail until the framing of charges against her.
Earlier on February 18, the court fixed February today (February 22) to hear the bail petition.
Advocate Zainul Abedin and Sagir Hossain Lion conducted the hearing on behalf of the petitioner.
Earlier on August 18, 2015, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three lawyers, including Supreme Court (SC) lawyers Shakila and Hasanuzzaman Liton, on charge of financing militant outfit Sahed Hamza Brigade (SHB) from Dhanmondi area of the city.
They were shown arrested in an arms case filed in connection with arms recovery from Latmoni hill in Banshkhali upazila on February 21.
Shakila Farzana, 39, is a practising lawyer at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. She is the incumbent joint general secretary of the Supreme Court wing of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a pro-BNP lawyers’ body.
Daughter of Syed Wahidul Alam, a former BNP whip and lawmaker from Chittagong during 2001-06 tenure, Shakila is also a member of the Dhaka District Bar Association and the SC Bar Association.