The High Court on Thursday has granted permanent bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two defamation cases.
From now on, the BNP chief will remain on bail until the end of the cases’ procedures.
The bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the bail order by disposal of the rule in two cases.
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Khaleda’s counsel Kaisar Kamal stood for her while Deputy Attorney General Sarwar Hossain Bappi represented the state.
AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, filed the cases against Khaleda Zia accusing her of hurting the religious sentiment of the Muslims and for making derogatory comments on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on October 21, 2014, and on January 25, 2017, respectively.