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HC recalls Khaleda’s permanent bail order in defamation case

  • Published at 01:21 pm March 12th, 2020
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A shadow of her former defiant self Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

In 2015, Khaleda raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs 

Hours after granting a permanent bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed with a Narail court, the High Court has recalled its order.

The High Court also ordered that a hearing on the case would be held in the first week of April.

Earlier in the day yesterday, the High Court bench of Justice Abu Jafar Siddique and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin passed the order following a hearing on the rule. 

The case was file against BNP chairperson for making derogatory remarks on martyrs of the Liberation War and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali and Barrister Kaiser Kamal stood on behalf of Khaleda Zia.

When contacted, Barrister Kaiser said: “We heard that the court recalled the order, and fixed a date for the next hearing one week after the vacation.”

According to the court calendar, the Supreme Court will open on March 29 after a vacation. 

On August 13, 2018, the High Court issued a rule after granting ad-interim bail to Khaleda in this case.

On December 21, 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion in the capital raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs and said there are “controversies over the actual number of martyrs in the Liberation War.” 

Raihan Farooque Imam of Narail's Naragati filed the case against Khaleda with the Cognisance Court on December 24, 2015.