Dhaka, Jan 23: The High Court on Wednesday 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 killing of eight people in an arson attack on a bus in 2015.The HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order after hearing the petition.
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, he 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.
Eight people were killed and at least 20 others injured in a petrol bomb attack on a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram upazila on February 3, 2015 during the BNP-led alliance’s movement.
Two cases were filed against Khaleda Zia in this connection.