The Bangladeshi film director Anonno Mamun, who was arrested in Kuala Lumpur over illegal human trafficking charge on December 26 last year, has been released and returned to Bangladesh on Friday afternoon.
The film director confirmed his return to the media saying the Malaysian police released him as they did not found any evidence regarding illegal human trafficking charges that was brought against him.
“The allegations which were brought up against by the Malaysian Police have been proved baseless and false. I did not do any wrong. The artists who went to Kuala Lumpur to perform a musical event Bangladeshi Night responding my invitation, already returned back.”
“They all went to Malaysia legally with valid visas and return tickets. So the news of illegal human trafficking was also proved false.”
The director also said that some people filed false allegations against me to satisfy their vengeances.
Film director Anonno Mamun was accused of trafficking 57 people to Malaysia in the name of arranging the cultural event. Police also held 57 allegedly trafficked people for interrogation, a report said.
It said a team of Bangladeshi artistes including director Debasish Biswas, singer Asif Akbar, film actresses Ireen, and Mishti Jannat, actors Nirab and Imon, model and actresses Anika Kabir Shokh and Anisha Habib Bhabna and members of musical band Chirkut are in Kuala Lumpur to perform in the programme.
"We've come to know that Anonno Mamum has brought 57 people to Malaysia in the name of the cultural event," presenter of the cultural programme Debasish Biswas told the portal.
"He has taken money from all of them. Each of them have already confessed that to the Malaysian police. A team of Malaysian police have talked with us. We had no idea about this before."