The High Court on Thursday issued a rule seeking explanation as to why a lower court order fixing September 13 for hearing the bail petition of Pori Moni in a case under the Narcotics Control Act should not be cancelled.
The court also asked why the bail application would not be heard within two days.
The respondents were asked to respond to the rule by September 1.
The virtual HC bench of Justice Mustafa Zaman Islam and Justice KM Zahid Sarwar Kajol issued the rule after hearing on a revision petition filed on behalf Pori Moni challenging the lower court order.
“ Why has the date of bail hearing been fixed after 21 days ? The decision curtailed the rights of the accused,” the HC observed .
On August 22, the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Emrul Kayesh set September 13 for hearing on the bail petition of Pori Moni in the case.
Later, she appealed to the High Court challenging its validity. The interim bail of the actress was also sought in the petition .
Lawyers ZI Khan Panna and Mozibur Rahman appeared for Pori Moni, while Assistant Attorney General Md Mizanur Rahman opposed the petition.