A Shillong court in the Indian Meghalaya state this afternoon granted conditional bail to BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed in a case filed for trespass.
Conditions bar Salahuddin from leaving the Shillong district and make it mandatory for him to appear before the court every week.
The order comes during a hearing on acceptance of the charge sheet filed by police in the case, Subrata Acharjee, India bureau chief of Somoy TV, told The Daily Star quoting SP Mahanta, a counsel for Salahuddin.
Earlier on Wednesday, Shillong police pressed charges against the BNP leader 23 days after the case was filed under the foreigners act.
Salahuddin, 54, is now receiving treatment at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (Neigrihms) under judicial custody.
Police arrested him on May 11, around two months after he went missing in Dhaka.
On May 27, a Shillong court placed the BNP joint secretary general on judicial custody. Two days later, another court rejected his bail prayer. He sought bail for better treatment of his ailment in a third country.
The arrestee was first admitted to a mental hospital in Shilling as police found him “mentally unstable”. Later, he was shifted to Shillong Civil Hospital. On May 20, he was taken to Neigrihms for better treatment.
Salahuddin's family members and the BNP complained that law enforcers had picked him up from a house in the capital's Uttara on March 10.