Dhaka, 6 August, Abnews: The High Court on Monday granted a 6-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia following a bail petition in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla.
The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order, said Khaleda’s lawyer barrister A K M EhsanurRahman.
Earlier on July 23, the HC directed the Cumilla Special Judge Court-1 to dispose of the bail petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case within July 26.
Khaleda’s lawyer filed a bail petition with High Court as the Cumilla court denied bail petition of Khaleda on July 25.
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 Feb 8, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years of rigorous imprisonment and fines her Tk 2 crore for financial irregularities in the Zia Orphanage Trust.