A Dhaka court today placed journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol on a two-day remand in a case filed against him under the Digital Security Act (DSA).
Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra passed the order today.
Earlier, a 10-day remand petition was filed by police for interrogating the accused who remained missing for about three months.
Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua, the lawyer of the accused, applied for a bail seeking cancellation of his remand. After hearing both the parties, the court rejected the bail application and placed Kajol on a two-day remand.
Journalist Kajol went missing after leaving his office on March 10, a day after a ruling party lawmaker from Magura-1 filed a case against him and 31 others on charge of publishing a report with "false information".
A second case was filed against him under the Digital Security Act on the same day he went missing.
Later, his wife Julia Ferdousi Nayan filed a general diary with Chawkbazar police station on the next day.
On May 3, Kajol was detained by members of the Raghunathpur BGB camp on charges of illegal entry and handed over to the police station after filing a case on allegation of entering Bangladesh from India illegally.
Different journalists and human rights organisations staged protests, formed human chains demanding to know his whereabouts.