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Court orders to interrogate actress Romana, 2 others at jail gate

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 11:49 AM, 23 March 2021   Updated: 11:50 AM, 23 March 2021

Model and actress Romana Islam Swarna

Model and actress Romana Islam Swarna

The court has ordered the interrogation of three people, including model and actress Romana Islam Swarna, at the jail gate for another one-day on charges of embezzling more than crores of takas from a Saudi expatriate.

The court passed the order after hearing the case of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Hasibul Haque on Monday.

The other two are actress Swarna’s mother Ashrafi Islam Shelly and her son Annafi. 

This information was obtained by the general registration branch of the concerned court on Tuesday morning.

The three accused, including accused Romana Islam Swarna, were produced in the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court yesterday. At the time, SI Shafiqul Islam Khan of Mohammadpur Police Station, the investigating officer of the case, requested for a ten-day remand for proper investigation of the case.  

On the other hand, their lawyer appealed for bail seeking cancellation of remand. After hearing both, the court rejected their remand and bail petition and directed interrogation at the jail gate for one-day. 

Earlier on March 11, police arrested Swarna along with her mother and Annafi from the Lalmatia area of ​​Mohammadpur in the capital. The investigating officer of the case appealed for five days remand on March 12. After the hearing, the court denied remand and directed for one-day interrogation at the jail gate.

According to the case details, Swarna got acquainted with Saudi expatriate Kamrul Hasan in 2016 and married in March 2019. After the marriage, Kamrul moved to Saudi Arabia. Later, she snatched Tk 1,48,60,000 from him on various pretexts including buying a car, business and flat. Recently that person came to the country and went to Swarna’s house. At that time, Swarna informed “she divorced him” a long ago. Kamrul was threatened with death if he goes too far with the incident.

The victim filed a case against Romana Islam Swarna with Mohammadpur police station. The other accused in the case are - Ashrafi Islam Shelly, 60, Nahid Hasan Remi, 36, Annafi, 20, Farha Ahmed, 30 and an unidentified youth, 37.

It is to be noted that Swarna’s movie ‘Runout’ was released in 2015. She was also a model for multiple TV commercials.