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DB detains Chayanika Chowdhury

The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Friday evening detained prolific television drama director Chayanika Chowdhury.

She was taken to the office of Detective Branch in Minto Road, sources told UNB.

However, concerned DB officials could not be reached for official confirmation despite repeated attempts.

According to witnesses, Chayanika was on her way home after attending a program at Somoy TV when the cops detained her from Panthapath area of the capital.

Allegations against the director were not clear, at the time of filing this report.

It is to be noted that the director stood beside Dhallywood actress Pori Moni, now herself in police custody, during her much talked-about press conference back in June when she first accused a businessman of attempted rape and murder.

Earlier in the day (Friday), DB Joint Commissioner Harun Ur Rashid told reporters that one of Pori Moni’s female associates (without mentioning any name) and her costume designer Jimmy, who was the other person seen beside the actress when she first spoke publicly about her allegations, would be arrested soon for being involved in illegal activities.

A graduate of the Chhayanaut Sangeet Biddayatan for Rabindra Sangeet, Chayantika then went on to Santiniketan. She comes from a family steeped in the arts and has directed over 300 tv dramas.

Source: United News of Bangladesh