The High Court has stayed the trial proceedings against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in three criminal cases, including one for murder.
The court also issued three separate rules, asking the government to explain why the proceedings of the cases against Khaleda should not be scrapped.
The HC has so far stayed trial proceedings against the BNP chief in 12 cases, including one for sedition.
The HC bench of Justice Md Miftah Uddin Choudhury and Justice ANM Bashir Ullah came up with the order and rules.
Two of the cases were filed with Jatrabari Police Station on January 24, 2015, against 68 BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami leaders after an arson attack on a bus the previous day.
In one case, murder charge was brought against the accused as one was killed and 30 others were injured in the attack. In another case, the accused have been charged with explosions in the same attack.
The third case, lodged with Darussalam Police Station on March 3, 2015, was on charge of vandalising a vehicle and torching it during an anti-government agitation enforced by the BNP-led alliance.