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Drug Case Against Porimoni

HC questions legality of delay in bail hearing

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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The High Court has questioned legality of the lower court’s delay in settling bail petition filed by actress Porimoni in a narcotics case.

However, the HC rejected the bail petition filed by Porimoni in the case.

A division bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol passed the order on Thursday, following a criminal revision petition filed by Porimoni, challenging the lower court order which fixed a remote date for hearing bail plea. The court set September 1 for hearing of the rule.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on August 4, raided Porimoni’s Banani home and detained her with liquor, yaba pills and LSD blotting papers. The following day, she was produced before the lower court and sent to jail. On August 19, the lower court rejected Pori Moni’s bail petition.

Porimoni filed the bail petition with a Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court challenging the lower court's rejection order on August 22. Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court set September 13 for hearing the bail petition.

Porimoni, on August 26, filed the petition challenging the Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court decision through her lawyer.

Though the HC did not grant Porimoni bail, it questioned legality of the Sessions Judge’s order.