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Pori Moni’s bail hearing now Sept 13

  • Published at 02:00 pm August 22nd, 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 was arrested from her Banani home during a RAB raid on August 4

A Dhaka court has set September 13 for the next bail hearing in a drugs case filed against Dhallywood star Pori Moni, whose real name is Shamsunnahar Smriti.

For the fourth time, her lawyer Mujibur Rahman filed a fresh plea before a judge court in Dhaka yesterday.

Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh then fixed the new date for the hearing.

Following her arrest by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on August 5, the film star was previously placed on a six-day remand in two phases under the Narcotics Control Act.

On Saturday, Pori Moni was brought to the court after her third phase of remand in police custody. The investigation officer of the case argued for keeping her in jail while her lawyers sought bail. The court rejected the bail plea and sent her to jail.

On August 19, another Dhaka court had granted police one day to grill Pori Moni, after she spent six days in police custody in two earlier phases in the drugs case.

On August 4, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) had 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.

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 at Banani police station 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.