DHAKA: The High Court (HC) on Thursday (March 12) granted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia permanent bail in a defamation case filed for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on freedom fighters.
The HC bench of Justice Abu Zafar Siddiqui and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin gave the order after hearing a bail petition filed by Khaleda’s lawyers today.
Barrister Kaiser Kamal accompanied by four other lawyers stood for Khaleda Zia.
Raihan Farooque Imam filed the case in Narail for making derogatory remarks on freedom fighters on December 21, 2015.
Khaleda has been in jail since she was convicted in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case in February 8, 2018. She was found guilty in another corruption case later.
BDST: 1315 HRS, MAR 12, 2020