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Pori Moni, two others indicted in drugs case

Published : 05 Jan 2022 09:12 PM | Updated : 06 Jan 2022 04:40 PM

A Dhaka court on Wednesday indicted actress Pori Moni and two others in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

Dhaka Special Judge of Court-10, Md Nazrul Islam framed the charges against the trio, setting the ball rolling for commencement of trial in the case.

Pori Moni and the two other accused were present in the court, which 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 chargesheet against Pori Moni and the two others in the case.

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CID inspector and also the investigation officer in the case, Kazi Mostafa Kamal submitted the chargesheet 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 inspector Kazi produced her in a court on the completion of a day's police remand, her third.