Mika Singh, Bollywood playback singer was arrested on December 8, 2018 for allegedly sexually harassing a 17-year-old Brazilian girl during his visit to Dubai. Now, his spokesperson claimed that he has been framed. Speaking to Hindustan Times, he said, “Mika is being framed. The investigation is on and he is cooperating with the authorities. Soon the truth will be out.”
The singer has been released after the Indian Embassy intervened into the matter. Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, confirmed the singer’s release from jail and informed that he would be produced before a court on Friday. Suri also said that embassy officials are working on the case. The court proceedings will take place sometime today despite it being a Friday, a weekly holiday in the Emirates.
As per a report in ANI, Mika was arrested on December 6 at 3 AM from a bat in Bur Dhabi and was taken to Abu Dhabi police station. The singer was in Dubai to perform at a Bollywood event when the 17-year-old Brazilian model filed a complaint against him at the Muraqqabaat police station. The complainant accused Mika of sending ‘indecent photos’ to her along with promising her a role in a Bollywood movie.
While Mika was in custody, the Tunak Tunak Tun fame singer, Daler Mehndi, gave his statement to a news portal. “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. 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” he told the news portal, Pinkvilla.
On a related note, the singer rose to fame with his first single, Sawan mein lag gayi aag and has given several hit songs since then, for biggest stars of the film fraternity. He has, however, been in controversies many times previously. He was dragged to court for forcibly kissing Rakhi Sawant in 2006 during his birthday bash, had a hit and run case levied upon him where he was accused of hitting an autorickshaw and leaving the spot irresponsibly. At a concert in Delhi, he was accused of slapping a doctor who hence, suffered an internal injury in his left ear.