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SC order on Khaleda's bail in Cumilla arson case Tuesday

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-06-25 11:55:22 AM     ||     Updated: 2018-06-25 5:13:59 PM

Staff Correspondent: The Supreme Court (SC) will pass an order tomorrow (Tuesday) on a leave-to-appeal filed against a High-court (HC) order that granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed under the Special Powers Act over the arson attack in Cumilla on Feb 3, 2015.

A three-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain fixed the date after completing hearing of the leave-to-appeal petition on Monday.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state while Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, AJ Mohammad Ali and Joynul Abedin stood for Khaleda Zia.

Yesterday, the SC fixed July 2 for passing an order on another leave-to-appeal petition filed by the government challenging the High Court order that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a killing case lodged in Cumilla.

The High Court on May 28 granted bail for six months to BNP chief Khaleda Zia in two cases filed in Cumilla.

Later, the government filed a petition with the Appellate Division seeking a stay on the bail order.

Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance's movement on February 3, 2015.

Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.

On February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

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