Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Actress Mahiya Mahi has been arrested on specific allegations: Home Minister

Actress Mahiya Mahi has been arrested on specific allegations: Home Minister

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 came up with the remarks while talking to reporters in a food distribution programme at a orphanage at Tejgaon in the capital. The food distribution programme was organised on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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.

Meanwhile, in response to another question, the Home Minister said that efforts were underway to bring Arav Khan alias Rabiul Islam, the fugitive accused in the police officer murder case, to the country through the international police agency Interpol.

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.