Hours after granting permanent bail to BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia in a defamation case, the High Court on Thursday withdrew its order.
The HC bench of Justice Md Abu Zafar Siddiqui and ASM Abdul Mobin passed the order on Thursday afternoon after the petition of state.
The court said that it will hold the final hearing on the issue after returning from summer vacation.
Deputy Attorney General Samira Tarannum Rabeya moved for the state while Advocate Kamaruzzaman stood for the BNP chief.
Earlier on Thursday morning, the High Court (HC) granted BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia permanent bail in a defamation case filed for making derogatory remarks about the number of Liberation War martyrs and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The case was filed by one Raihan Farooque Imam from Narail in December 2015, three days after the BNP chief made the remarks at a discussion held at the capital's Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.
During the discussion, Khaleda raised questions about the actual number of Liberation War martyrs saying, "There are controversies over how many were martyred in the Liberation War. There are also many books and documents on the controversies."
She also said, "Bangabandhu didn't want independence. He wanted to be the Prime Minister but not independent Bangladesh."