Mika faces sex­ual ha­rass­ment charge; framed, claims team

HT City - - FRONT PAGE - Shreya Mukher­jee ■ shreya.mukher­[email protected]

Con­tro­versy’s favourite child, singer Mika Singh, got em­broiled in yet an­other row. The singer, who is cur­rently in Dubai for a con­cert, was de­tained on Thurs­day fol­low­ing a com­plaint by a 17-year-old Brazil­ian model al­leg­ing that the singer sent her in­ap­pro­pri­ate pic­tures.

Mika’s spokesper­son, when con­tacted by HT, said that the singer is “be­ing framed”, ad­ding that his team can’t say much at present as the case is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“Mika is be­ing framed. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on and he is co­op­er­at­ing with the au­thor­i­ties. Soon the truth will be out,” added the spokesper­son.

Ac­cord­ing to an ANI re­port, the singer was re­leased late in the night fol­low­ing the In­dian em­bassy in­ter­ven­tion. “Fol­low­ing ef­forts by the em­bassy, singer Mika was re­leased at 11.30pm. He will be pro­duced be­fore a court…,” the agency quoted Navdeep Singh Suri, In­dian Am­bas­sador to UAE, as say­ing. A source close to the singer shares that he will be pro­duced in the court on Sun­day.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, soon af­ter the com­plaint was lodged at the Al Mu­raqqabaat po­lice sta­tion in Dubai, Mika was de­tained from a bar in Bur Dubai, and was taken to the Abu Dhabi jail.

Seem­ingly un­fazed by the whole in­ci­dent, Mika, early on Fri­day morn­ing, shared a video on In­sta­gram pro­mot­ing his song from an up­com­ing Ro­hit Shetty film. “Just had a great time with @so­hail­gal­adari in #Dubai... Fans keep lov­ing and sup­port­ing, and en­joy the song,” the singer wrote in his post.

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