The Appellate Division on Thursday upheld the stay order against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail in two cases of vandalism and murder filed in Cumilla.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order and asked the state counsel to file regular leave-to-appeal-petition against the HC order within this period.
The Appellate Division fixed June 24 for next hearing.
Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state while Advocate Zainul Abedin, AJ Mohammad Ali and Khandaker Mahbub Hossain for Khaleda.
On Monday (May 28), The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice JBM Hassan granted bail to Khaleda Zia in the two cases.
Later in the day, the state filed an appeal with the Chamber Court of Appellate Division seeking stay on the High Court bail order.
In response to the appeal, a Chamber court of Justice Hassan Foyez Siddiqui on Tuesday stayed the HC order and fixed Thursday for hearing the appeal in the full bench.