The High Court has granted an interim bail for six months to Barrister Mainul Hosein in two separate defamation cases filed in Rangpur and Jamalpur.
The court also stayed the trial proceedings of the cases for the same period.
An HC bench of Justice Md Rezaul Haque and Justice Zafor Ahmed passed the order today, responding to two separate petitions filed challenging the case proceedings.
However, he cannot walk out of jail right now as he is yet to secure bail in other cases, said his lawyer.
A total of 22 cases were filed against Mainul Hosein for making “defamatory” comment about Journalist Masuda Vatti at a television talk show programme in October this year.