The High Court today granted six months' bail to cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA).
The HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman granted the bail plea on Wednesday.
The hearing on the bail ended on Monday. And the HC bench set today for passing its order on the bail plea.
On the other hand, a lower court concerned had scrapped a plea of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit of the police to take Kishore in remand in the case on February 28.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the case against 11 people on May 5, 2020, on charges of spreading anti-state falsehood to tarnish the image of Bangladesh and create confusion from a Facebook page, according to media reports.
The 11 accused in the case are Ahmed Kabir Kishore, Rashtrachinta coordinator Didarul Bhuiyan, Minhaj Mannan, Tasnim Khalil, Sahed Alam, Asif Mohiuddin, Zulkarnain Shayer Khan alias Sami, Ashik Imran, Swapan Wahid, Philip Shumakher and writer Mushtak Ahmed, who died in jail recently, it said.