Poet and film-maker Tokon Thakur arrested
Published : Sunday, 25 October, 2020 at 11:54 PM Count : 437
Poet and film-maker Tokon Thakur was arrested from New market area in the capital at about 8:30pm on Sunday.
Police said Tokon Thakur was arrested as there was a warrant against him.
New Market Police Station officer-in-charge (OC) MM Qayyum said there was case against Tokon Thakur at CMM Court. Arrest warrant was issued against him in the case. "We have arrested him at the order of the court. He will be produced before the court on Monday," the OC said.
Sources said Tokon Thakur received government's grant in 2013 to make a film based on the story 'Kanta" written by Shahidul Zahir. Though he drew Tk 13 lakh, out of the government's grant of Tk 35 lakh, he did not do any work of his film. Because of it, the Ministry of Information filed a case against him on charge of embezzling the government's grant.
Responding to the case, the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) court in Dhaka issued arrest warrant against Tokon Thakur on October 3 last.