The High Court has suspended the proceedings of a drug case filed against the actress Parimani at Banani Police Station in the capital for three months.The High Court bench of Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice Selim passed the order on Tuesday.The High Court wanted to know why the case would not be dismissed.
Lawyers Z I Khan Panna, Syeda Nasrin and Shahinuzzaman were in favor of the petition. Assistant Attorney General Mizanur Rahman represented the state. On January 5, Judge Nazrul Islam of the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-10 framed charges against the three. The other two accused are Ashraful Islam Dipu and Kabir Hawlader.
Three accused appeared in court during the charge hearing. Defendant’s lawyers held a hearing seeking his release. The prosecution has been asked to file charges against the accused.
After hearing both sides, the court rejected the plea. The charges against the accused were then read out. They are then asked whether they are guilty or not. At that time, the accused demanded justice by claiming their innocence. The court then ordered the formation of charges.
Later, Parimani applied to the High Court to quash the case. Meanwhile, testimony in the case has started in the judicial court on Tuesday.
On the afternoon of August 4 last year, RAB raided Parimani’s house on Road No. 12 in Banani. A large quantity of drugs was seized from the house at that time. The court granted remand for four days on August 5 and two days on August 10 in the drug case. He was sent to jail on August 13 after remand.
On August 19, the court granted another day’s remand. After remand, he was sent to jail again on August 21. On August 31, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh granted him bail. He was released the next day.
On October 4, the investigating officer of the case, CID police inspector Kazi Golam Mostafa Parimani and three others filed a chargesheet against the three in the GR branch of the concerned police station of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court. The case was sent to the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court as it was ready for trial.
On November 15, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayesh accepted the chargesheet against the three accused.