Dhaka, 30 August, Abnews: The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed October 1 for hearing two petitions filed by the government seeking stay on the High Court order that granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in two defamation cases filed in Dhaka and Narail, UNB reports.
The full bench of the Apex Court will hear the petitions, said Deputy Attorney General Kamrul
Ahsan Khan Aslam.
After hearing the petitions, chamber judge of the Appellate Division justice Hasan Foez Siddique sent the petitions to the full bench for their hearing on 1 October.
On 19 August, the government filed two petitions seeking stay on the HC orders that granted bail to Khaleda in the defamation case of Narail on 13 August and that of Dhaka on 14 August.
On 21 December 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs, saying, "There're controversies over how many were martyred in the liberation war. There're also many books and documents on the controversies."
On Feb 8, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to five years of rigorous imprisonment and fined her Tk 2 crore for financial irregularities in the Zia Orphanage Trust.