Govt seeks stay on Khaledas bail order


first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia . Photo: Prothom AloHours after a High Court bench granted bail for six months to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in two Cumilla cases on Monday, the government has filed a petition with the chamber judge seeking a stay on the HC order.The hearing on the stay petition is likely to be held anytime today, Monday, said deputy attorney general Md Bashir Ullah, reports UNB.Earlier in the morning, the High Court granted bail for six months to BNP chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia in two cases of Cumilla and rejected the bail petition in a defamation case of Narail.A bench of justice AKM Asaduzzaman and justice JBM Hasan came up with the order.Of the cases, two were filed against Khaleda in Cumilla on charge of plotting to carry out subversive acts and another in Narail on defamation charges.The former prime minister has now been kept at the abandoned central jail at Nazimuddin Road after a special judge court sentenced her to seven years in jail and sent her to jail on 8 February this year.last_img

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