The High Court today granted ad-interim bail to Abul Asad -- editor of Bangla daily Sangram -- for one year in a case filed under the Digital Security Act on charges of "circulating provocative report and sedition".
The HC bench of Justice Md Emdadul Huq and Justice Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury granted the bail after holding hearing on a petition filed by Abul Asad seeking bail in the case.
Asad's lawyer Mohammad Shishir Manir told The Daily Star that there is no legal bar for his client to get released from jail following the HC order.
Asad was sent to Kashimpur jail on December 14 of 2019, Shishir Manir said.
Afzal Hossain, a freedom fighter, filed the case with Hatirjheel Police Station.
Police detained Asad on December 13 last year after a mob vandalised the daily's office over publishing a report that termed Quader Molla a "martyr".
Molla, former assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami and known infamously as "the butcher of Mirpur" during the Liberation War, was hanged in 2013 after being convicted in a case for committing crimes against humanity during the war by the Supreme Court on September 17 that year.