Alexa Khaleda seeks bail in Cumilla arson case

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Khaleda seeks bail in Cumilla arson case

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:41 PM, 27 February 2019   Updated: 02:45 PM, 27 February 2019

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal with the High Court (HC) seeking bail in a case filed over the killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015 in Cumilla.

On behalf of Khaleda Zia, her lawyer Kaisar Kamal filed the petition with the concerned bench of the HC on Wednesday.

“The petition will move forward the bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman for the hearing,” said the lawyer.

Earlier on February 4, Cumilla Additional District and Session Judge Mohammad Ali Akbar rejected the bail petition of Khaleda Zia in the case.

On January 23, the High Court asked the lower court concerned to dispose of the petition filed seeking bail for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia within February 4.

The hearing on the bail petition in the case has been deferred four times so far due to various reasons.

On January 16, a court deferred the hearing on charge framing and bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case.

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.

Two cases were filed against Khaleda Zia in this connection.