The High court (HC) has granted 4 months anticipatory bail to Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, the editor-in-chief of Manabzamin.
An HC bench comprising of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan passed the order on Wednesday after he submitted a bail petition through his lawyer Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua.
The HC asked him to surrender before the Cyber Crimes Tribunal after his bail term expires.
Ruling party lawmaker from Magura-1, Saifuzzaman Shikhor, has filed a case accusing Matiur and 32 others of allegedly publishing defamatory news on Shamima Nur Papiya, an expelled leader of the ruling party.
The case was filed at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station on March 9.