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Pori Moni’s remand

HC displeased with 2 judges’ explanations

Published : 15 Sep 2021 10:05 PM | Updated : 16 Sep 2021 12:32 PM

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday expressed  disappointment over the explanations given by two lower court judges for  placing actress Pori Moni on remand for second and third time in a narcotics  case.

"One judge, while explaining his position, narrated the dreadfulness of  drugs. The other one doesn't even believe that there was a mistake in  allowing remand plea. We are not satisfied by these explanations. These  explanations have undermined the High Court," the court said.

A High Court division bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice  KM Zahid Sarwar said these while going through the explanations filed by 

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates Devbrata Biswas and Atiqul Islam. The HC set September 29 for passing further order in this regard. Senior lawyer ZI Khan Panna took part in the hearing for Pori Moni, 

while Deputy Attorney General Abu Yahia Dulal and Assistant Attorney General  Md Mizanur Rahman argued for the state. The High Court on September 2 had ordered the two lower court judges to  explain, based on which evidences they had allowed remand pleas against Pori 

Moni second and third time. They were ordered to submit their explanations in  writing within 10 days. Meanwhile, Pori Moni on Wednesday pleaded to get back her car, laptop and  mobile phone, which have been seized by police in the narcotics case.

The actress made the plea while appearing before the court of Dhaka  Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder in the case. After hearing the 

plea, the court asked the investigation officer (IO) to scrutinize the  ownership of the objects and submit a report to the court. The court also set October 10 to submit probe report in the case.