Responding to a government petition, the Chamber Judge of Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique stayed the bail granted by a High Court bench to the pro-BNP journalist.
The High Court granted him bail earlier this month. But following the Chamber Judge’s order, his release has been stayed.
After the ongoing court vacation, the Appellate Division will hear the government plea on October 30. The matter will be heard by the appeals bench led by the Chief Justice.
Mahmudur has obtained bail in several cases since his arrest in 2013.
Mahmudur was sentenced to three years in prison in August 2015 for not disclosing his financial details.
His newspaper published fake blog posts of blogger Ahmed Rajeeb Haider who used to write under the pseudonym “Thaba Baba.” The derogatory posts were published soon after the Shahbagh movement activist was killed on February 15, 2013.