The Appellate Division on Monday upheld the High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings against Dhallywood actress Pori Moni in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act, reports UNB.
A three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Appeal Division Judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order following the state’s appeal against the HC order.
Advocate ZI Khan Panna and Advocate Shah Monjurul Hoque appeared for Pori Moni in the court on Monday.
Advocate Monjurul said the trial proceeding of the case will remain suspended for six months and the HC rule should be disposed of by this period.
Otherwise, the trial court may start the trial proceeding of the case after this period, he added. On March 1 last year, High Court stayed the trial proceeding of the case for three months.
Judge of Dhaka Special Judge of Court-10 Md Nazrul Islam indicted Pori Moni and two others in the case on January 5 last year.
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.