The High Court granted anticipatory bail for four months to Dhaka University teacher Prof Sirajul Islam Chowdhury and 21 others in four separate cases filed on charge of killing police, impeding police duties and creating unrest at Arial Beel in Munshiganj.
The HC bench of Justice MA Wahhab Miah and Justice M Khasruzzaman also issued four rules upon the government to explain why they should not be granted regular bail in the cases.
Police filed all the cases against them with a court in Munshiganj on January 31.
Sirajul Islam and the other accused on Tuesday appeared before the bench seeking bail in the cases.
Earlier, they filed four petitions with the HC for bail in the cases.