A case was filed against Khaleda Zia in 2015 for making 'derogatory comments' against freedom fighters
A Narail court denied bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over her 'derogatory remarks' against freedom fighters on Tuesday.
Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad of District and Sessions Judge Court passed the order after hearing the bail petition.
Earlier on May 30, Judge Sheikh Abdul Ahad set the hearing date on June 5 following the petition filed by BNP's international affairs secretary Masud Ahmed Talukder.
On December 21, 2015, at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, the BNP chairperson raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs.
She was quoted as saying: "There are controversies regarding the actual number of martyrs in the Liberation War. There are many books and documents on the controversies."
Reacting over Khaleda's remark, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati filed a case with the Cognisance Court on December 24, 2015.