The High Court on Thursday granted interim bail for a year to Jhumon Das in a case filed against him under the Digital Security Act.
A division bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar passed the order.
Advocates ZI Khan Panna, Nahid Sultana and Ashraf Ali appeared for Jhumon, while assistant attorney general Mohammad Mizanur Rahman represented the state.
“The High Court granted bail to Jhumon, but he has been barred from leaving the country without the court's permission," Mizanur told reporters.
Jhumon has been in judicial custody since March 22, when he was arrested for posting defamatory remarks about then Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque on his Facebook page.
In fact, on March 17, a group of miscreants carried out an attack on the houses of a minority community in Noagaon village of Shalla upazila over his Facebook post.