The Metropolitan Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on a subversion case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia until June 6.Judge Kamrul Hasan Mollah of the court set the date after hearing on a petition filed by Khaleda’s counsels seeking adjournment of hearing on her health grounds. The case was filed with Jatrabari Police Station in the city.
Khaleda’s lawyer Sanaullah Miah said his client is very sick and is suffering from severe hand and leg pain. “She is also facing eye and heart problems. It has become difficult for her to walk normally. This is why she could not appear in the court to attend the hearing today,” he added.
Earlier, on April 5, Khaleda Zia appeared to the court in the case and secured bail from the court. On March 30, the court issued warrant of arrest for 28 people including Khaleda Zia in the case.
The case statement says that on January 23 last year, at least 28 people suffered burn injuries after miscreants hurled two petrol bombs at a bus in Jatarabari area in the city during thee BNP-led 20-party’s blockade programme. Of the injured, Nur Alam, 60, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on February 1.
Sub-inspector KM Nuruzzaman of Jatrabari Police Station filed two cases- one for killing and another for hurling petrol bombs under the Special Powers Act on January 24, making Khaleda Zia the mastermind of the incident.