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HC grants 6-month bail to Khaleda in Comilla arson case

  • Published at 12:54 pm August 6th, 2018
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File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Earlier, on July 23, the High Court directed the Comilla Special Judge Court 1 to dispose of the bail petition by July 26

The High Court has granted six-month’s bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Comilla.

The High Court bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order on Monday, said Khaleda's lawyer barrister A K M Ehsanur Rahman.

Earlier, on July 23, the High Court directed the Comilla Special Judge Court 1 to dispose of the bail petition by July 26.

Khaleda's lawyer filed a bail petition with the High Court when the Comilla court denied Khaleda’s bail petition on July 25, reports  UNB.

Eight people were killed, and 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.

Two cases were filed against Khaleda in connection to this.

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