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Poet, filmmaker Tokon Thaakoor out on bail hours after arrest

  • Published at 01:05 pm October 26th, 2020
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A case was filed against him for embezzling government funds

Poet and filmmaker Tokon Thaakoor, who was arrested in Dhaka earlier on Monday, has been granted bail.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Abu Sufian Md Noman granted him bail on the condition that he appears for a court hearing on Tuesday.

Defence attorney Prakash Ranjan Biswas confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

Earlier on Monday, police arrested Tokon from New Market area of Dhaka after a court issued a warrant in a Compliant Registered (CR) case against him.

“We had a warrant against Tokon Thaakoor and we arrested him accordingly. Apart from that we do not know anything about the case,” New Market police station OC MM Kaiyum told Bangla Tribune on Sunday.

According to sources, Tokon received a government grant in 2013 to make a film based on Shahidul Zaheer's story Kaanta.

He took Tk13 lakh from the Ministry of Information out of Tk35 lakh of the government grant, but did not do any work on the film.

Later, a case was filed against him on behalf of the Ministry of Information over embezzlement of government fund.

On October 3, the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court issued a warrant against him in connection to the case following which he was arrested.

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