Dhaka, Mar 6: The High Court on Wednesday granted a six-month interim bail for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over an arson attack that left eight people dead and at least 20 others injured in Cumilla in 2015.
The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman came up with the bail order for Khaleda after hearing a petition in the case.
AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.
The people were killed and injured when a petrol bomb was hurled at a bus at Jogmohanpur area in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on February 3, 2015.
The lawyers of Khaleda Zia, also a former prime minister, moved to the High Court on February 27 after a Cumilla court rejected her bail petition on February 4. (UNI)