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5 remanded in Pori Moni rape bid case

Published : 15 Jun 2021 09:28 PM | Updated : 16 Jun 2021 12:57 AM

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted  seven-day remand each for controversial  businessmen Nasir U Mahmood and Tuhin Siddique Omi in a narcotics case filed with the Airport Police Station.

The court granted the remand just a day after they were arrested for their alleged involvement in a rape and murder attempt on popular actress Pori Moni.

The same court also granted Nazma Amin Brishti, Lipi Akter, and Sumi Akter  three-day remands each in the same case.

Metropolitan Magistrate Nivana Khair Jessi passed the orders.

Earlier, Inspector Udoy Kumar Mondal of the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan  Police ,who is also the investigation officer, produced them before the court.

DB on Monday arrested five persons, including former president of Uttara Club Limited, Nasir U Mahmud, after actress Pori Moni filed a case on attempted rape and murder.

DMP later sued them under the Narcotics Control Act.

Sub Inspector Manik Kumar Sikder of DB’s Gulshan zonal team, filed the case with Airport Police Station on Monday night.

Pori Moni told journalists that DB officials asked her to go to their office for her statement as the complainant in the case.

Mashiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of DB’s Gulshan division  also said that they called her to the DB office. 

The investigation officer and his superior officers will talk to her for her statements on the accused, he added.

However, after her meeting with DB officers, Harun or Rashid, Joint Commissioner of DB claimed that actress Pori Moni herself had come to the DB office to thank police.

He said, “  She gave us thanks as we responded even before the filing of the case.”

In another development, another  Dhaka Court asked police to submit report on 8 July against six people including Nasiruddin Mahmood in a case filed over rape and murder attempts on Pori Moni filed with Savar Police Station.

The Dhaka Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (CMM) court passed the order.