The Appellate Division today deferred the hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case and set December 12 for the next hearing.
After hearing the order, Khaleda's lawyers announced to stay in court until she was granted bail.
The bench left the courtroom as the pro-BNP lawyers started making chaos during the hearing.
A full bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order.
The court also ordered Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities to submit the BNP leader's medical report within December 12.
The order came after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on behalf of the BSMMU sought more time to submit the report.
On November 28, the Supreme Court asked the BSMMU authorities to submit the report by December 5.
Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain, Advocate Zainul Abedin, and Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon represented Khaleda while Attorney General Mahbubey Alam stood for the state.
The attorney general said in a press briefing after the hearing that he has never seen this kind of chaos in the courtroom.
On July 31, a High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice SM Kuddus Zaman rejected Khaleda's bail plea in the case.
Khaleda's lawyers then filed an appeal against the dismissal on November 14 and sought bail.
On October 29, 2018, a special judge court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to seven years of imprisonment along with a fine of Tk10 lakh.
The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the case with Tejgaon Police Station on August 8, 2011.