Drug case filed against Pori Moni, 7-day remand sought
Published : Thursday, 5 August, 2021 at 7:38 PM Count : 374
A case was filed against actress Pori Moni with the city's Banani Police Station on Thursday under the Liquor and Narcotics Act.
On the other hand, two cases were filed against arrested four persons including film producer Nazrul Islam Raj under the with the city's Banani Police Station under the Liquor and Narcotics Control Act and Pornography Act.
Noor-e-Azam Mia, officer-in-charge (OC) of Banani Police Station, said the RAB personnel brought arrested Pori Moni, Raj and others at Banani Police Station in the evening after their press conference. After recording cases, they were sent to the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate's court. The investigation officer of Banani police pleaded to the court to place them on seven-day remand.
Apart from Pori Moni and Raj, two other arrested persons are Pori Moni's associate Ashraful Islam Dipu and manager of Raj's company Sabuj Ali.
Earlier, Khondker Al Moyeen, director of the Legal and Media Wing of RAB, said at a press conference at the RAB Headquarters on Thursday afternoon that two case was filed against Pori Moni and Dipu under the Liquor and Narcotics Act, while two cases were filed against Raj under the Liquor and Narcotics Control Act and Pornography Act, and another case was filed against Sabuj under the Liquor and Narcotics Control Act.
Earlier, RAB said they found the existence of a minibar in the residence of arrested actress Pori Moni.
In a written statement, the RAB offcials said arrested Shamsun Nahar Smrity (Smrity Moni or Pori Moni) became addicted to alcohol since 2016. Different brands of foreign liquor were seized from her flat. She takes alcohol regularly. In order to meet excessive demand of alcohol, she set up a minibar at her flat. Because of the existence of a minibar at her flat, parties were used to take place there.
Khondker Al Moyeen said arrested Nazrul Islam Raj and many others used to supply different kinds of drugs including alcohol to Pori Moni's flat. They also used to attend the parties.
RAB shown actress Pori Moni, producer Nazrul Islam and three others arrested with drugs from Banani in the capital.
During the raid, RAB found illegal foreign liquor, LSD, ICE and drug taking equipment from Pori Moni's flat.
Following the arrest of Pori Moni, RAB raided producer Nazrul Islam Raj's Banani rersidence at Road 7 in Banani on Wednesday night and arrested him from there. After interrogating Pori Moni, the name of Nazrul Islam Raj came to surface. Pori Moni has a long time relationship with him. Raj was present with the actress many times when Pori Moni appeared on her Facebook page.
About Nazrul Islam Raj, RAB Commander Khondker Al Moyeen said Raj passed Dakhil from a madrasa in Khulna in 1989. Later, he developed a syndicate of 10 to 12 members in cooperation with Sharful Hasan alias Mishu Hasan and Masudul Islam Jishan who were arrested by RAB earlier. The syndicate members used to supply drugs and liquor to different parties including DJ parties held at posh areas in the capital including Gulshan, Banani and Baridhara. They also used to arrange various "immoral" activities.