Judicial

Pori Moni appeals to HC for quashing charges under narcotic case

Dhallywood actress Pori Moni on Sunday appealed to the High Court for quashing the case filed against her under the Narcotics Control Act and subsequent indictment by the trial court.

The appeal was submitted according to section 561, A of Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 on saving the inherent power of High Court Division, Pori Moni’s lawyer ZI Khan Panna to UNB.

On January 5, Dhaka Special Judge of Court-10, Md Nazrul Islam indicted Pori Moni and two others in the case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

The court fixed February 1 as the next date for hearing the testimonies of witnesses.

On January 2, the same court set January 5 for hearing arguments on whether to press charges against the trio in the case.

Pori Moni and two others are currently out on bail in the case.

On November 15 last year, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Emrul Kayesh took into cognizance the charges framed by police against the accused.

On October 4, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted a charge sheet against Pori Moni and the two others in the case.

CID inspector and also the investigation officer in the case, Kazi Mostafa Kamal submitted the charge sheet to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court.

Pori Moni was arrested on August 4, following a raid by RAB on her Banani residence. A case was filed against her under the Narcotics Control Act the following day.

On August 22, she was remanded in judicial custody again after she was produced before a court on the completion of a day’s police remand, her third.

On August 31, 2021, a Dhaka court granted bail to Pori Moni in the narcotics case until the submission of the charge sheet. She had walked out of jail the following day.

Source: United News of Bangladesh