Photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was granted bail on Sunday in a case filed against him for ‘trespassing into Bangladesh from India.
Nearly two months after his disappearance, Kajol was arrested by Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) for intruding Bangladesh through Benapole border without any valid document.
A Jashore court granted him bail as he was produced before it on Sunday.
Kajol's son Monorom Polok said a duty officer of Benapole Police Station called his mother over phone on Saturday night and wanted to know about the whereabouts of his father.
Later, he talked to his father who just said he was alive and asked them to go to the police station.
The Benapole Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) claimed that their a patrol team found Kajol near the Benapole border and arrested him for illegally entering the country from India.
Benapole Port Police Station Officer-in-charge (OC) Mamun Khan said BGB filed a case against Kajol for "entering Bangladesh illegally from India through Benapole border without any passport.
On March 10, the journalist went missing after leaving his office in the capital’s Hatirpool area.
His family had filed a general diary with the Chawkbazar Police Station the following day over his disappearance.