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High Court issues rule for speedy hearing of Pori Moni’s bail plea

  • Published at 10:36 am August 26th, 2021
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Police officials escort actor Pori Moni to Dhaka CMM court on Thursday, August 5, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

It has directed the authorities concerned to respond to the rule by September 1

The High Court has issued a rule asking why the bail plea of Dhallywood star Pori Moni in a drugs case should not be heard sooner.

Passing the order on Thursday, the bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol also asked the authorities concerned to respond by September 1.

The court’s ruling came after it heard a bail petition submitted by Pori Moni’s lawyer Md Mojibur Rahman.

Deputy Attorney General Abu Yahiya Dulal and Assistant Attorney General Mizanur Rahman Khan represented the state during the hearing.

Also Read - Pori Moni seeks bail in High Court

On Wednesday, the actor’s lawyer had virtually sought permission from the same bench to file the petition

Later, he filed the petition to the appropriate section after getting permission. The state was also given a copy.

Pori Moni has so far been remanded three times in the case filed under the Narcotics Control Act and the lower courts have rejected her bail pleas.

On August 22, a Dhaka court set September 13 as the next hearing date for her bail plea.

Also Read - Pori Moni’s bail hearing now Sept 13

On August 19, another court had rejected Pori Moni’s bail plea and remanded her in police custody for another day.

Before that, she was remanded for six days in two phases.

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

A minibar was found at the residence where the actor regularly threw parties, RAB said.

RAB brought drugs-related charges against Pori Moni and her aide in the case filed at Banani police station on August 6.

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