Police arrest actress Mahiya Mahi in Dhaka airport

Publish: 7:29 PM, March 18, 2023 | Update: 7:29 PM, March 18, 2023

Police today arrested actress Mahiya Mahi from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA).

“Mahiya Mahi was arrested from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) here around 12 noon,” Airport Armed Police Battalion’s Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ziaur Haque Zia said.

She was arrested after landing at the airport on board BG-336 flight from Saudi Arabia, he said.

Earlier, Mahi along with her husband went to the Saudi Arabia to perform the holy Umrah.

The actress will now be taken to the office of Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) from the airport, Zia said.

A press conference will be arranged to provide detail information in this regard, he added.

GMP Deputy Commissioner Abu Torab Mohammad Shamsuddin said on Friday night, two cases were filed with Bason police station against Mahi and her husband Rakib Sarkar.

Police filed a case against them under the DSA for allegedly tarnishing the image of the law enforcing agency including GMP Commissioner Molla Nazrul Islam on Facebook Live.

Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP)’s Bason Police Station Sub-Inspector (SI) Mohammad Rokon Miah lodged the case as a plaintiff.

According to the case statement, Mahi’s husband Rakib Sarkar was accused of grabbing land worth Taka several crores.

He has also been accused of involving in various crimes including drug trade, extortion and cases of murder, weapons and abusing women.

However, Mahi’s husband did not return home from Saudi Arabia, Gazipur police sources said.