Khaleda gets bail in 2 defamation cases

Khaleda gets bail in 2 defamation cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo

Dhaka, June 18 : The High Court on Tuesday granted bail for six months to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases filed on defamation charges.

The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Ahmed Sohel passed the order after hearing separate petitions.

Senior lawyer AJ Mohammad Ali, Barrister Moudud Ahmed, Zainul Abedin and AKM Ehsanur Rahman stood for the BNP chief while Deputy Attorney General Fazlur Rahman Khan represented the state.

One of the cases was filed in 2014 for hurting religious sentiments while the other in 2016 for making derogatory remarks on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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