Dhaka, Mar 18: The police on Saturday arrested popular Bangladeshi film actress Mahiya Mahi at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka in a case under Digital Security Act (DSA) filed by the police with Bason Police Station under Gazipur Metropolitan Police.
The metropolitan police’s deputy commissioner (detective branch) Md Kamal said that Mahi was arrested at around noon at Shahjalal in Dhaka.
The actor had landed in Dhaka on a Biman flight from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah.
Meanwhile, her husband, Gazipur-based Awami League leader Rakib Sarkar, has been sued in the same case. According to sources, he is currently on the run.
Earlier on Friday, Mohammad Rokon Miah, Sub Inspector of Basan Police Station of GMP, filed a case against Mahi and her husband Rakib Sarker under the DSA.
Rokon Mia, sub-inspector of Bason police station, filed a case under the DSA against the couple. Whereas, Ismail Hossain, a businessman, filed the other case yesterday night with Bason police station against 28 people including the couple on charges of assaulting, vandalism and forcibly occupying the land.
During the live session, the actor said Ismail Hossain and Mamun Sarkar, through their people, carried out an attack on a showroom, Sony Raj Car Palace, on the Dhaka-Tangail highway near Bhawal Badre Alam Government College.
She also said she feared getting arrested after returning to the country from Makkah. During the Facebook live, Mahiya’s husband Rakib alleged that police arrested security guards of the car showroom.
Yesterday, some people on behalf of Rakib and Mahiya attacked and vandalised the factory, he said. They also beat up five people at the factory, leaving them injured, while trying to occupy the land, according to the complaint.
Contacted, Molla Nazrul, commissioner of Gazipur Metropolitan Police, had said, “Actress Mahiya brought allegations against police on Facebook and tried to draw sympathy through lies.”