HC grants bail to Khaleda in Cumilla arson case


Dhaka, Mar 06: BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia secured a six-month interim bail in a case filed over the death of eight people in an arson attack in Cumilla.A High Court bench comprising Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman granted Khaleda the bail after hearing a petition.

AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state.

Khaleda’s lawyer moved the HC on February 27 after a subordinate court in Cumilla rejected her bail plea on February 4.

As many as 20 others were also injured when a petrol bomb was hurled at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram during the BNP-led alliance’s movement on February 3, 2015.