Update August 6, 2018

Dhaka 11-39 pm, 13-June, 2021

Khaleda Zia gets 6-month bail in Cumilla case

Mirajul Moin Joy

The High Court on Monday granted a six-month bail to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia following a bail petition in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla, reports UNB.

The HC bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order, said Khaleda’s lawyer AKM EhsanurRahman.

Earlier on 23 July, the HC directed the Cumilla Special Judge Court-1 to dispose of the bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case within 26 July.

Khaleda’s lawyer filed a bail petition with High Court as the Cumilla court rejected denied bail petition of Khaleda on 25 July.

Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on 3 February, 2015.

Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.

On 8 February, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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