The Appellate Division Sunday did not pass any order on the petition filed by the state to stay High Court order to give bail to BNP chief Khaleda Zia in an arson case filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla.
Her lawyers claimed that by not passing any order, the Appellate Division upheld the decision of the High Court.
Earlier, on Aug 6, a High Court bench granted six months bail to Khaleda Zia in the case.
The Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, is supposed to pronounce a verdict but it did not pass any order on Sunday.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon and AKM Ahsanur Rahman represented Khaleda.
Eight people were killed and 20 others injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram of Cumilla district during the BNP-led alliance's movement on Feb 3, 2015.
Following the incidence, a case was filed under the Special Powers Act in Cumilla.