Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Saturday said actress Mahiya Mahi was arrested on the basis of specific allegations.
He also said that the allegation (of bribery) made by the actress against police will also be investigated, and it would come out whether it is right or not after the investigation.
The Home Minister said that a case was filed against her as she made some statements on Facebook live against Gazipur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Molla Nazrul Islam.
“I don't know everything, I heard. I have to know the matter well before I say something,” he said.
He also said that Mahi's complaint of vandalism and grabbing her husband's showroom against the police will also be investigated. 'When a complaint comes, an investigation has to be done. Everything will come out in the investigation."
Gazipur Metropolitan Police arrested Mahi from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka after her arrival from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah, but her husband Rakib Sarker, also an accused in the case, did not return home with her.
Rokon Mia, sub-inspector of Bason Police Station, filed a case under the Digital Security Act against Mahi and her husband Rakib on Friday night on charge of “defaming police” after going live on Facebook.
The minister said, "All efforts are being made to bring him back with the help of Interpol."
“Interpol's cooperation has already been sought to arrest him. We have heard many things. Action will be taken after scrutinising the information that we have already received,” he said.