HC order on Khaleda bail in libel suits Tuesday

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:21, Jun 17, 2019 | Updated : 16:22, Jun 17, 2019

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia attends a rally in Dhaka October 20, 2013. REUTERS FILE PHOTOThe High Court has set Tuesday (Jun 18) to deliver its decision on bail petitions by BNP chief Khaleda Zia in two separate libel suits.
On Monday (Jun 17), the bench of Justice Mohammad Abdul Habib and Justice Ahmed Sohel concluded hearing the matters.
AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a front organisation of ruling Awami League filed the cases with a Dhaka court against Khaleda in 2014 and 2017 for making derogatory comments hurting the religious sentiments of Muslims and for his remarks on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Khaleda Zia filed two petitions with the High Court on May 22 seeking bail in the cases.
Advocate AJ Mohammad Ali represented for Khaleda while Deputy Attorney General Fazlur Rahman Khan stood for the state.