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SC upholds Khaleda's bail in Cumilla arson case

December 07, 2018 00:00:00

The Supreme Court (SC) upheld on Thursday the High Court (HC) order that had granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act over the arson attack in Cumilla on January 25, 2015, reports UNB.

A seven-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order following a petition filed by the state.

The SC also asked the authorities concerned to file a leave-to-appeal petition in the regular bench and fixed December 13 for next hearing.

On November 28, the HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case.

On October 15, Khaleda's lawyer filed a bail petition with the HC after the Special Judge Court-1 of Cumilla denied the former prime minister bail on September 13 in the case.

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