A Comilla court has issued arrest warrant against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and other absconding suspects over a 2015 case involving the deaths of eight people in an arson attack.
Judge Jesmeen Begum of District and Sessions Judges Court in Comilla passed the order after police submitted a chargesheet against 78 people in the case.
The court also issued arrest warrants against BNP standing Committee members Rafiqul Islam Mia, MK Anwar, Vice Chairman Shawkat Mahmud and Senior Joint Secretary Rizvi Ahmed.
On 3 February, 2015, eight people were killed in a crude bomb attack on a Unique Paribahan bus at Noabazar area of Chauddagram on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway during the countrywide blockade programme enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.
Later, Chauddagram police Sub-inspector (SI) Nuruzzaman Hawladar filed a case mentioning 56 names.