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Orders on Khaleda’s bail pleas Monday

WT24 Desk

The High Court will pass its orders on Monday on bail petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in three cases.A bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice JBM Hasan fixed the date after hearing on the petitions on Sunday, according to report.

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the court fixed Monday for passing orders on the bail pleas in the three cases. Of the cases, two were filed in Cumilla on charge of plotting to carry out subversive acts and another in Narail on charge of defamation.

Earlier, on May 24, the HC fixed Sunday for hearing the bail petitions filed by the BNP chief. On May 19, the HC granted permission to Khaleda for filing the bail petitions after her lawyers sought for it.

The Appellate Division earlier on May 18 upheld the High Court order that had granted bail to convicted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

However, the BNP chief was not freed from jail as Khaleda was shown arrested in the cases filed with different police stations in Cumilla, Dhaka, Narail and Panchagarh.

The BNP chairperson is now facing a total of 36 cases.

Eight people were killed and at least 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.

A covered van was vandalised and torched in Chouddagram on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on January 25 in 2015. Two cases were filed against Khaleda in this connection.

On December 21, 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs saying, “There’re controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War.”

Reacting to Khaleda’s remark, a defamation case was filed against her with a Narail court on December 24.

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