Dubai, Dec 7: Bollywood singer Mika Singh, who was arrested after a 17-year-old Brazilian model allegedly lodged a complaint about Mika sending inappropriate pictures, was released following the intervention of the Indian Embassy.
Mika was released on 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 Mika is expected to appear in a court later, reports gulfnews.com.
The envoy said although Mika was arrested in Dubai, the police took him to Abu Dhabi as the complainant was holding an Abu Dhabi residence visa.
The singer was arrested in the UAE on Thursday for sending unsolicited pictures to the Brazilian teenager and promised to give her a role in a Bollywood film.
Member of Singer Mika Singh's team: Singer Mika Singh has been detained in United Arab Emirates (UAE) after a girl complained against him for alleged harassment. Questioning underway. pic.twitter.com/agdb4ASywR
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This is not his first brush with the law. In 2016, a Mumbai-based model had filed a complaint of molestation against Mika. The singer had lodged a counter-complaint alleging extortion.
Back in 2006, actress Rakhi Sawant too alleged that Singh had forcibly kissed her at his birthday party that year.