The High Court on Monday granted six-month bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a defamation case filed against her in Narail over her ‘derogatory remarks’ about freedom fighters and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The HC bench of Justice Muhammad Abdul Hafiz and Justice Kashefa Hussain passed the order after hearing on a petition filed by Khaleda’s counsel.
Khaleda’s lawyer filed the petition on Thursday.Earlier on August 5, a Narail court rejected her bail petition.
On December 21, 2015, Khaleda Zia at a discussion at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs saying, “There’re controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War. There’re also many books and documents on the controversies.”
Reacting to Khaleda’s remarks, Raihan Farooque Imam of Naragati in Narail, filed the case with the Cognisance Court on December 24, 2015.