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SC upholds HC stay order on trial proceedings of 4 cases against Khaleda

  • Published at 03:02 pm August 17th, 2020
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FIle photo: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, assisted by her sister Selima Rahman, younger brother Shamim Eskander and his wife Kaniz Fatema, comes out of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia on October 6

The Supreme Court has upheld the High Court order  staying the trial proceedings of four cases filed against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.

An Appellate Division bench headed by the Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain came up with the order on Monday after hearing four appeals filed by the state.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while Barrister Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Badruddoza Badol represented Khaleda Zia.

The four cases were filed against the BNP chairperson with charges of sabotage between January and March of 2015 at Jatrabari police station and Darussalam police station.

Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia on October 6

A Dhaka court fixed the hearing on 11 cases against former Bangladesh prime minister on charges of sedition and inciting violence on October 6. 

Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Court Judge KM Imrul Kayes fixed the date on Monday.