PV Desk : The Supreme Court will decide on Jul 2 whether to uphold the bail granted to BNP chief Khaleda Zia in the murder case over the 2015 petrol bombing of a bus in Cumilla’s Chauddagram.
The curt will also hear the state’s appeal against the bail in the Special Powers Act case over the arson of a covered van in Cumilla on Monday.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state during Sunday’s hearing.
Mohammad Ali, Khandker Mahbub Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Zainul Abedin and Mahbub Uddin Khokon represented Khaleda Zia.
Eight people were killed in the arson attack on a bus in Cumilla’s Chauddagram during protests by the alliance of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami on Feb 3, 2015. Two cases were started over the incident – one for the killings and the other for the use of explosives.
Police named Khaleda as the instigator of the attack in the murder case, which also accused 76 others.
On Mar 12 of this year court police Inspector Subrata Banerjee filed a petition seeking to show the BNP chief arrested in the case.
The court took cognisance of his petition and ordered the prison authorities to produce Khaleda in the court on Mar 28.