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High Court fixes Tuesday for order on Khaleda’s bail petition

  • Published at 07:56 pm June 17th, 2019
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia being taken for a health checkup from her cabin at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Focus Bangla

Khaleda Zia is seeking bail in two separate defamation cases against her

The High Court has fixed a date for passing its order on two separate petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, seeking bail in two separate defamation cases against her.

The High Court bench of Justice Mohammad Abdul Habib, and Justice Ahmed Sohel fixed the date for Tuesday, after concluding hearing on the bail petitions on Monday.

Advocate A J Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda Zia, while Deputy Attorney General Fazlur Rahman Khan represented the state.

In 2014 and 2016, two cases were filed against Khaleda, and trial is currently going on in the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court, for making comments hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a front organization of ruling Awami League filed the cases.

The trial court issued arrest warrants against Khaleda on March 20, after which the BNP chairperson filed two petitions with the High Court on May 22 seeking bail in those cases.