She was detained based on information given by Pori Moni and others
Detectives took film director Chayanika Chowdhury into custody for questioning on Friday evening and released her after three hours.
A team of DB police in plainclothes intercepted her car at Panthopoth around 6:40pm after she attended a talk show on a private television channel.
They asked her for more than 20 minutes to get off the car but she did not comply. Later, a female constable named Dilruba, as it reads from her name badge, got in the car and sat beside Chayanika.
At that time, Chayanika said: “I don’t know anything. There is no allegation against me. They didn’t tell me anything.”
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner of Media and Public Relations Md Faruk Hossain confirmed to BSS that they had detained her from Panthapath area at 7:30pm.
DB Joint Commissioner Harun Ur Rashid later said that Chayanika Chowdhury was interrogated for the sake of investigation, based on information gleaned from other arrestees.
"She'll come again whenever the detectives want to quiz her," he added.
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Dhalywood actor Pori Moni recently signed for the producer's web film “Antorale”. She used to call Chayanika Chowdhury as her "Mom (mother)".
Chayanika Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi television drama director. She has been directing television dramas since 2001, and as of September 2017, she has directed 347 dramas.
Earlier in the day, 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 would be arrested soon for being involved in illegal activities.
Chayanika was present when Pori Moni alleged torture and attempted rape from a press conference at her home in June. She directed the latest film of Pori Moni "Bishwa Shundori", released in December.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Pori Moni and her friend, producer-director Nazrul Islam Raz, among others on Wednesday.
A mini bar was found at Pori Moni’s Banani residence where she regularly arranged parties, according to RAB.
They seized 33 bottles of different types of foreign liquor, more than 150 used foreign liquor bottles, yaba tablets, LSD and “ice” from Pori Moni’s home.
According to RAB, the syndicate run by Raz used to host DJ parties in several upscale areas, including Gulshan and Banani, and supply illegal drugs, using the parties as a cover.