Khaledas HC bail challenged

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. File PhotoThe government filed two petitions with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a stay on a High Court order granting a six-month bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in two defamation cases filed in Dhaka and Narail, reports UNB.Deputy attorney general Kamrul Ahsan Khan Aslam said the hearing on the petitions is likely to be held with the Appellate Division vacation bench on 30 August.Earlier, the HC granted bail to Khaleda in the defamation case of Narail on 13 August and that of Dhaka on 14 August.On 21 December 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of liberation war martyrs, saying, “There’re controversies over how many were martyred in the liberation war. There’re also many books and documents on the controversies.”Reacting to Khaleda’s remarks, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati filed a case with the Cognisance Court on 24 December, 2015 in Narail.Besides, president of pro-Awami League organisation Jananetri Parishad AB Siddique filed another defamation case against Khaleda Zia with a Dhaka court on 5 January, 2016.last_img

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