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Dhallywood actor Pori Moni lands in jail after remand in drugs case

  • Published at 09:27 am August 21st, 2021
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File Photo: Police escort Dhallywood actor Pori Moni on the premises of a court in Dhaka on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

She has faced police interrogation in multiple phases

A Dhaka court on Saturday sent Dhallywood star Pori Moni, whose real name is Samsunnahar Smriti, to jail after rejecting her bail petition in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ashek Imam passed the order after CID Inspector Kazi Golam Mostafa, also the case investigation officer, produced her before the court on completion of her remand.

On August 13, Pori Moni and her aide Ashraful Islam Dipu were brought to the court after a two-day remand in the case filed against them at Banani police station.

The case investigation officer had argued for keeping the accused in jail after the lawyers for the accused filed bail petitions. The court rejected the bail pleas and sent them to jail, as both can flee the country.

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Earlier, on August 5, another court had granted police four days for them in the same case.

On August 4, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided Pori Moni’s Banani home and detained her allegedly with bottles of liquor, yaba pills and LSD blots.

A minibar was found at Pori Moni’s residence where she regularly arranged parties, according to RAB.

RAB said the raid was conducted based on information gleaned from Sharful Hasan alias Mishu Hasan and his accomplice Md Masudul Islam alias Jishan, both of whom were arrested the previous day on charges of carrying out illicit activities through DJ parties.

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In a nearly 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 Banani police on August 6.

Pori Moni hit the headlines in a major way back in June after levelling rape and murder attempt charges against several people.

On June 14, she filed a case against businessman Nasir U Mahmood and five others, accusing them of attempting to rape and murder her at Dhaka Boat Club on the night of June 8.

Following the filing of the case, law enforcers arrested Nasir, who later claimed that Pori Moni and her companions were in a drunken state on the night in question.

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