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Khaleda denied bail in Comilla arson case

  • Published at 12:45 am July 26th, 2018
Khaleda Zia
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus

A Comilla court has rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed under the Special Powers Act over an arson attack in the district’s Chouddagram upazila in 2015.

District and Sessions Judge KM Shamsul Alam rejected the bail plea on Wednesday, reports UNB.

On July 23, the High Court had directed the Comilla court to dispose of the bail petition filed by Khaleda within July 26.

On July 17, the BNP chief had filed the petition before the court seeking bail in the case.

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

Two cases were filed in this connection against Khaleda.

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