Source: Ittefaq Report
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s six-month interim bail in the Cumilla murder case has been stayed by the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court chamber judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order following a leave-to-appeal petition filed by the government challenging the HC order of bail.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam argued for the government while Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali, Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Barrister Kayser Kamal appeared for Khaleda Zia.
Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah stated that the Appellate Division chamber judge also sent the petition to its full bench and fixed April 7 for further hearing of the same petition.
As per the SC’s order Khaleda Zia now cannot get released from jail till the next hearing.
The Cumilla arson and murfer case was filed on charge of killing eight people and injuring 25-26 others by torching a bus on February 2, 2015, in Cumilla’s Chouddagram during the anti-government agitations by the BNP-led alliance.
On February 27 this year, Khaleda’s lawyer moved the petition before the HC, seeking bail for her in the case, after a Cumilla court rejected her bail on February 4.