SC extends stay on Khaleda’s bail in Comilla murder case

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Hindustan Surkhiyan Desk:The Supreme Court today extended its earlier order that stayed the bail granted by the High Court to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a murder case lodged in Comilla.

The apex court, however, asked the High Court to hear and dispose of the rule over the bail in four weeks.

The case was filed on charge of killing seven people and injuring 25-26 others by torching a bus in Comilla’s Chouddagram on February 2, 2015.

A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed today’s order following a leave-to-appeal petition filed by the government challenging the High Court’s bail order.

On May 28, this year the High Court granted six months bail to Khaleda in this case and issued a rule asking the government to explain why Khaleda should not be granted regular bail in this case.

The Supreme Court on May 31 stayed the High Court order of bail.

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