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Khaleda seeks HC bail in another Comilla case

  • Published at 10:14 am June 5th, 2018
File photo of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

A High Court bench of Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman is likely to hear the petition within a day or two

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed a bail petition with the High Court in a case filed under Special Powers Act over the arson attack in Comilla on Feb 3, 2015.

Khaleda's lawyer Advocate Masud Rana filed the petition on Tuesday.

A High Court bench of Justice Md Shawkat Hossain and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman is likely to hear the petition within a day or two, Masud Rana said.

Earlier on May 28, Khaleda filed a bail petition with a Comilla court after she was shown arrested in the case but the court denied the plea and fixed August 8 for the next hearing.

On February 3, 2015, eight people were killed in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram upazila of Comilla district during a movement enforced by the BNP-led 20 party alliance.

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Three cases - one for killing, one under the Explosive Substances Act, and the other under the Special Powers Act - were filed with Chauddagram police station against Khaleda Zia and several top BNP leaders.

However, On May 28, the High Court granted interim bail to the BNP chairperson in the two Comilla cases.

Later on May 29, the chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique stayed until May 31 the High Court order that had granted bail to Khaleda after hearing a petition filed by the State challenging the order.

On May 31, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court extended till June 24 its previous order staying the High Court order that had granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two other cases.

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