Two Dhaka metropolitan magistrates on Sunday sought unconditional apology to the High Court for placing actress Pori Moni on police remand on multiple occasions in a narcotics case.
The two magistrates also promised to court of being more responsible while passing remand appeals in future.
The bench of justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and ASM Abdul Mobin heard the previously submitted explanations by those magistrates during a hearing today.
The two lower court magistrates seeking apologies are Debabrata Biswas and Atiqul Islam.
The court has set November 25 to pass an order regarding the matter and acquitted the investigation officer in the case Kazi Golam Mostafa from personal appearance in the court.
Lawyer Abdul Alim Mia Jewel appeared for the magistrates before the court while ZI Khan Panna appeare for Ain O Shalish Kendra and Mojibur Rahman for Pori Moni. Assistant Attorney General Mizanur Rahman stood for the state.
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.
On August 5, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Mamunur Rashid remanded Pori Moni for four days for the first time.
On August 10, Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted a second-time 2-day remand of the actress.
On August 19, for the third time Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Atiqul Islam granted another 1-day in remand for the actress.
Following the High Court's intervention, a Dhaka court finally granted bail to the actress on September 1 and she walked out of jail the following day.
On August 29, one Ain-o-Salish Kendra lawyer filed a petition before the High Court seeking an order on the legality of taking Pori Moni in multiple remands in the case defying an earlier order of the Supreme Court.
On September 2, the High Court asked the two lower court judges to explain why they had accepted the police request to remand the actress for multiple times in the narcotics case.
On September 15, the High Court expressed dissatisfaction over the explanations submitted by the two judges.