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Khaleda seeks HC bail in Comilla arson case

  • Published at 01:46 pm July 29th, 2018
Khaleda Zia
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia outside the special court that convicted her in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case at Bakshibazar in Dhaka Dhaka Tribune

Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a bomb was hurled at a bus in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance's movement in February 2015

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed a bail petition with the High Court in the case over the arson attack in Comilla, under the Special Powers Act.

The petition was filed with the bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mojibur Rahman on Sunday, reports UNB.

AM Ehsanur Rahman, a member of Khaleda's lawyer panel, said they filed the petition after a Comilla court denied bail to the BNP chief on July 27 in the case.

Earlier on July 23, the High Court directed the Comilla court to dispose of the bail petition, filed by Khaleda, by July 26.

On July 17, Khaleda filed a petition before the court, seeking bail.

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

Two cases were filed in this connection against Khaleda.

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