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SC to issue order on govt plea against Khaleda bail Sunday

  • Published at 02:29 pm August 9th, 2018
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File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

On Monday, the High Court granted six-month’s bail to the BNP chairperson in an arson case

The Appellate Division has set Sunday to deliver an order on a government petition which seeks a stay on the High Court order; one that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia,in an arson case.
 
 A four-member bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, set the date after Thrusday’s  petition hearing, reports UNB.
 
 Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali represented Khaleda.
 
 Earlier on Monday, the High Court granted six-month’s bail to the BNP chairperson following a petition in the arson case.
 
 Later, the government filed a petition seeking a stay on the HC order.
 
 Previosuly, on July 23, the High Court directed the Comilla Special Judge Court-1 to dispose of the bail petition filed by Khaleda in the case by July 26.
 
 Khaleda's lawyer filed a bail petition with the High Court as the Comilla court rejected the Khaleda’s bail petition on July 25.
 
 Eight people were killed, and 20 others injured, when miscreants hurled a 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, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.