Dubai: Singer Mika Singh, who was arrested in UAE for allegedly sending “indecent pictures” to a teenaged Brazilian model, has been released.
The singer was released Thursday night following the intervention of the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, told Gulf News.
Suri said the singer is expected to appear in a court later.
Mika Singh was detained in the wee hours (around 3 am) of Thursday in Dubai on the basis of a complaint filed by a Brazilian national (a teenager) of allegedly sending her inappropriate pictures.
He was detained in Dubai and then taken to Abu Dhabi where he was kept in the jail.
The Indian mission learnt of the matter around 5 pm and the ambassador sent a team to the police station.
“We sought consular access and eventually when he was released from custody, we met him,” the Indian envoy was quoted as saying by India today.
The Indian mission is keeping in touch with both sides.
Ambassador Suri has reportedly emphasised that everything would be done within the realms of the laws of the land and the Indian mission would carry out its duties as it does for any Indian citizen.
He said, “The laws of the land should always prevail. It is a matter for the UAE authorities. Mika Singh has hired a lawyer and I’m sure he will be well represented. We would do the same what we do for any Indian citizen – which is to ensure he is tried fairly.”
‘Girl in the question actually works with Mika’
While it remains to be seen how things unfold for the singer, his brother, Daler Mehndi, has revealed that the girl in question works with Mika in his team. He also claimed that the girl’s mom is always with her and added that he doesn’t think something like this could have happened.
Pinkvilla quoted Daler as saying, “I have not been able to talk to him. I also got to know about it recently. Mika had gone for a big show in Dubai. The girl in the question actually works with Mika in his group from the last 3-4 years. Her mom is always with her and I don’t think there must have been something like this.”
He went on to say that he doesn’t understand what has happened and hoped things work well for his brother. “I don’t understand what has happened. I only had this information and I hope things work well for Mika. I am sure things will work in favour of him,” the report quoted him as saying.
This is not the first time that the singer has faced charges of inappropriate behaviour. He was accused of forcibly kissing the Bollywood’s controversial actor Rakhi Sawant and was involved in a fight with an audience member during a show.