Cumilla arson attack: HC asks court to dispose of Khaleda's bail plea by Feb 4

Published: January 23, 2019 12:59:18 | Updated: January 23, 2019 19:06:23

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seen being taken to a court in this undated Focus Bangla photo

The High Court has asked the lower court concerned to dispose of the petition filed seeking bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia by February 4 in a case filed over the 2015 Cumilla arson attack that killed eight people.

The HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing the petition on Wednesday.

Earlier on Januray 20, Khaleda's lawyer Barrister Kayser Kamal on behalf of Khaleda filed the petition with the High Court.

Cumilla court deferred the bail petition hearing of the case for the fourth times, Kamal said.

On January 16, Cumilla additional district and sessions judge Md Ali Akbar deferred the hearing on charge framing and bail petition of BNP chief.

It also fixed February 4 for hearing on the petition, according to a UNB report.

Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jagmohanpur in Chauddagram upazila on February 3, 2015 during the BNP-led alliance's movement.

Two cases were filed against Khaleda Zia in this connection.


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