Pori Moni, 2 others indicted in narcotics case

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

Md Nazrul Islam, special judge of Dhaka court-10, framed the charges against the three, setting process for commencement of trial in the case.

Pori Moni and the two other accused were present in the court, which fixed 1 February as the next date for hearing the testimonies of the witnesses.

Earlier, on 2 Janurary, the same court set 5 January 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 15 November last year, Dhaka metropolitan sessions judge KM Emrul Kayesh took the charges framed by police against the accused into cognisance.

On 4 October, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted a charge-sheet against Pori Moni and the two others in the case.

CID inspector and also the investigation officer in the case, Kazi Mostafa Kamal submitted the charge-sheet to the Dhaka chief metropolitan magistrate's court.

Pori Moni was arrested on 4 August, following a raid by RAB on her Banani residence. A case was filed against her under the Narcotics Control Act the following day.

On 22 August, 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.

On 31 August, 2021, a Dhaka court granted bail to Pori Moni in the narcotics case until the submission of the charge-sheet. She had walked out of jail the following day.