Khaleda gets 6-month bail in Cumilla case
Published: 12:12 PM, 6 March 2019 Updated: 12:16 PM, 6 March 2019
The High Court has given bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for six months in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act over the arson attack with Chauddagram Police Station in Cumilla.
A double bench of the High Court comprising Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mujibur Rahman granted the bail on Wednesday.
Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain and AJ Mohammad Ali were present on behalf of the petition in the court. And Attorney General Mahbubey Alam was present for the state.
It is noted that eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagramupazila on February 3, 2015, during the BNP-led alliance’s movement.
Chauddagram Police Station Sub-Inspector Nuruzzaman filed the case with the plaintiff. Khaleda Zia was made the main accused in the case.
Later, DB Police Inspector Firoz Hossain submitted a charge sheet to the District and Sessions Judge Court of Cumilla against 69 people after further investigation.
On February 4, the Cumilla court rejected Khaleda’s bail. Then on February 27, Khaleda Zia appealed for bail in the High Court. On March 5, the hearing on the petition ended.