The High Court (HC) yesterday extended for one year its earlier order that granted bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in a case filed over killing seven people and injuring 25-26 others by setting a bus on fire in Cumilla on February 3, 2015.
The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mojibur Rahman passed the order following a petition filed by Khaleda, seeking extension of her bail in the case.
The HC on March 6 this year granted bail to Khaleda for six months in the case.
During the hearing, Barrister Kayser Kamal appeared for Khaleda.
Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah told The Daily Star that Khaleda cannot get released from jail because she is convicted and sentenced to 10 years’ and seven years’ imprisonment in Zia Orphanage Trust corruption and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases respectively.
She is yet to secure bail in those two cases, he added.