Two separate trial courts in Dhaka have fixed Sunday July 5 for passing their orders on the bail petitions filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with the cases filed for "undermining the national flag” and celebrating "fake" birthday on August 15.
After hearing, Metropolitan Magistrate Md Khurshid Alam set the date for passing order in the case filed over celebrating "fake" birthday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Md Ahsan Habib fixed the date for the "undermining" the national flag case.
Earlier in 2016, AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, filed a case with a court, accusing Khaleda and her late husband and also a former president, Ziaur Rahman, of undermining the country's map and the national flag.
The case statement stated that Khaleda had formed a coalition government with Jamaat-e-Islami in 2001. She appointed ministers from the party and handed over the map and the national flag of independent Bangladesh to them even though they fought against the country during the Liberation War.
Gazi Zahirul Islam, former joint general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists, on August 30, 2016, filed the other case with a Dhaka court against Khaleda for allegedly celebrating her “fake” birthday on August 15, the National Mourning Day.