A Barisal court has granted permanent bail to Daily Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman in a case filed on sedation and defamation charges.
Judge Anisur Rahman of Barisal Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court passed the bail order on Thursday.
Kaiyum Kaisar, deputy office secretary of the Barisal district unit of Awami League, filed the case with the court on December 17 last year.
Mahmudur Rahman committed sedition by making “defamatory remarks” about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman while addressing a discussion event at National Press Club in Dhaka on December 1, Kaiyum said in the case statement.
The journalist also made “scandalous comments” about British Labour Party lawmaker Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, who is also a granddaughter of Bangabandhu, he alleged.