Dhaka : A Comilla court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 48 other leaders and activists of her party in a murder case filed over the 2015 arson attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila that left eight people dead.
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Joynab Begum issued the order after accepting the chargesheet in the case.
Eight people were killed and at least 20 people were injured when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus at Jogmohanpur in Chouddagram upazila during BNP-led alliance's movement on February 3, 2015.
Two separate cases - one under the Explosive Substances Act and another for murder - were filed against 56 people, including Khaleda.
Later, sub-inspector Nururzzaman filed the murder case against 77 people including Khaleda.
Firoz Ahmed, inspector of detective branch of police and also investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet accusing 69 people.
October 9, 2017 last, a Comilla court ordered the arrest of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 45 other leaders and activists of her party in the case filed under the Explosive Substances Act over the 2015 arson attack on a bus in Chouddagram upazila.