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SC: Khaleda's bail in Comilla arson case July 2

  • Published at 12:35 pm June 24th, 2018
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File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The Supreme Court set Monday to hear another leave-to-appeal, filed by the state, in another arson attack case filed against Khaleda under the Special Power Act

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, on Sunday, set July 2 to pass the order on a leave-to-appeal against the High Court order—one that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case filed over an arson attack in Comilla on February 3, 2015.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, set the date after the hearing of the leave-to-appeal.

The Supreme Court set Monday to hear another leave-to-appeal, filed by the state, in another arson attack case filed against Khaleda under the Special Power Act.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state while Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, AJ Mohammad Ali, and Zainul Abedin for Khaleda.

On May 28, the High Court granted bail for six months to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases filed in Comilla.

Later, the government filed a petition with the Appellate Division seeking a stay on the bail order.

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

In connection with this, two cases were filed against Khaleda.

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