DHAKA: The lawyers of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed three petitions with the High Court seeking her bail in three separate cases.
The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice JBM Hassan gave permission to Khaleda Zia for filing the bail petitions before it on Sunday (May 20), said Barrister Kaiser Kamal.
The petitions could come on the agenda of Monday, he said.
Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Hossain submitted the petitions before the court.
Of three cases, two were filed in Cumilla on charge of plotting to carry out subversive acts and another in Narail on charge of defamation.
Some people were burnt to death and at least 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus during BNP-led alliance's movement in Jogmohanpur area under Chauddagram upazila of Cumilla in 2015.
In this case, June 7 is fixed for further hearing for Khaleda Zia’s bail.
However, on December 21, 2015, Khaleda Zia questioned the actual number of Liberation War martyrs at a discussion held in Dhaka, which was broadcast in media. Besides, she made objectionable remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Later, a defamation case was filed against her with a Narail court on December 14, 2015.
Khaleda Zia did not appear in court at due time. Therefore, an arrest warrant was issued.
BDST: 1606 HRS, MAY 20, 2018