Pori Moni on fresh one-day remand
Published: 01:11 PM, 19 August 2021 Updated: 07:07 PM, 19 August 2021
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A Dhaka court placed film actress Pori Moni on a fresh one-day remand in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam passed the remand orders on Thursday.
Confirming the information to Daily Bangladesh, Public prosecutor Abdullah Abu has said the investigation officer of the Banani police station sought another remand of five days to interrogate the actress. Following the hearing, the judge granted a one-day remand.
Earlier on August 16, CID Inspector Kazi Golam Mostafa, also the investigation officer of the case, submitted a five-day remand prayer for film actress Pori Moni. Later on Wednesday, the court fixed today for the remand hearing.
On August 13, Pori Moni and her aide Ashraful Islam Dipu were brought to the court after a two-day remand in the drug case filed against them with Banani police station.
On the same day, the investigating officer of the case argued for keeping the accused in jail after the lawyers for the accused filed bail petitions. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Dhiman Chandra Mandal rejected the bail petitions and sent the accused to jail, as both can flee the country.
On August 10, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted a two-day remand for Pori Moni and Dipu. Earlier on August 5, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid granted a four-day remand in the same case.
On August 4, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided Pori Moni’s home in the capital’s Banani neighbourhood and detained her with bottles of liquor, yaba tablets and LSD blots.
In a near simultaneous raid, movie producer Nazrul Islam Raz and his manager Sabuj Ali were arrested as well.
RAB claimed that Raz ran a ring that used to host DJ parties in upscale Dhaka neighbourhoods and supply drugs, using the parties as a cover.
RAB brought drugs-related charges against Pori Moni and her aide Dipu in the case filed with the Banani police station on August 6.