Comilla arson case: SC order on petition Sunday
Kabir Humayun: The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday fixed Sunday for delivering order on a petition filed by the state seeking stay on the High Court order granting six months bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Comilla.
A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, fixed the date after the hearing on the petition.
On Monday, the High Court granted a 6-month bail to the BNP chairperson following a bail petition in the arson case.
Later, the government filed a petition seeking a stay on the HC order on the following day.
On July 23, the HC directed the Comilla Special Judge Court-1 to dispose of the bail petition filed by BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in the case within July 26.
Khaleda’s lawyer filed a bail petition with High Court as the Comilla court rejected the bail petition of Khaleda on July 25.