The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in a case filed under Digital Security Act (DSA) with Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station.
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua stood for Kajol while Deputy Attorney General Mohamamd Sarwar Hossain Bappi represented the state.
Kajol would not be released right now, as he has to get bail from two more cases, said his lawyer.
Earlier on 19 October, the HC issued a rule asking the government to explain why photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol should not be granted bail in the case.
He had gone missing on 10 March, a day after the case was filed by the Awami League's Magura-1 MP Saifuzzaman Shikhor.
Kajol and 30 others, including Manabzamin Editor Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, were accused in the DSA case for publishing and sharing an article on social media regarding expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Noor Papia.
Two other cases were filed against Kajol at Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh police stations under the DSA on 10 and 11 March.
After his 53-day disappearance, Kajol was detained by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at the Benapole border on 3 May and was produced before Jashore court.
Although the court granted him bail in the case, he was sent to jail as Kotwali police brought another charge against him under Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.