The High Court (HC) yesterday granted six-month interim bail to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Cumilla murder case.
The bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the bail order after hearing a petition in this regard.
Eight persons died and 25 others were injured when a bus was torched at Jogmohanpur area under Chouddagram upazila in Cumilla on February 3, 2015, during anti-government agitations by the BNP-led alliance.
Khaleda's lawyer moved a petition before the HC on February 27, seeking bail for her in the case, after a Cumilla court rejected her bail on February 4.
AJ Mohammad Ali stood for Khaleda while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam represented the state.