A Dhaka court on Sunday set a new date, January 5, for hearing arguments on whether to press charges against actress Pori Moni and two others in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act.
The hearing was scheduled for today.
But Dhaka Special Judge of Court-10, Md Nazrul Islam deferred it as the court was adjourned due to the death of former general secretary of Dhaka Bar Association Ayubur Rahman.
The January 2 hearing date was set on December 14 following request of the actress’s lawyer Lawyer Nilanjana Rifat Surovi as Pori Moni fell sick on her way to the court that day.
Pori Moni and two others are currently out on bail in the case.
On November 15, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Emrul Kayesh took into cognizance the charges framed by police against the accused and fixed December 14 as the date for the framing of charges.
Earlier, on October 4, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted a charge sheet against Pori Moni and the two others in the case.
CID inspector and also the investigation officer in the case, Kazi Mostafa Kamal submitted the charge sheet to the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court.
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 22, she was remanded in judicial custody again after inspector Kazi produced her in a court on the completion of a day's police remand, her third.
On August 31, a Dhaka court granted bail to Pori Moni in the narcotics case until the submission of the charge sheet. She walked out of jail the following day.