|BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia|
Dhaka: 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.
An HC bench comprising Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order, said Khaleda’s lawyer barrister A K M EhsanurRahman.
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 rejected 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 February 8, Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after a special court sentenced her to five years' rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.
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