Khaleda’s bail upheld
Published : Monday, 13 August, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 217
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court (HC) order that granted a six-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case of 2015 filed under the Special Power Act 1974 in Cumilla.
A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed ''no order'' on a government petition seeking stay on the HC order.
Now the High Court order granting bail to Khaleda will remain in force as the Appellate Division did not stay it, Khaleda's lawyer Barrister AKM Ehsanur Rahman told journalists. However, Khaleda will not get released from jail as she was arrested in few other cases, the lawyer said. On August 6, the HC granted six-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case. Eight people were killed and 20 others injured on February 3 in 2015 as unidentified pickets hurled a petrol bomb at a bus in Chouddagram of Cumilla.