Pori Moni’s ‘Mom’ Chaynika Chowdhury in DB custody

Drama producer and director Chaynika Chowdhury has been taken to the custody of the Detective Branch of police following her arrest in the capital.

On Friday evening, the DB officials intercepted Chaynika Chowdhury’s car at Panthapath in the capital. At one stage, the DB personnel got on board the car and left the place hurriedly.

It was learnt that director Chaynika Chowdhury was signalled to stop by the detectives when she was returning after attending a programme at a private television channel. Then several DB men got on board her car and left the place.

The DB personnel drove Chaynika Chowdhury at its Minto Road office.

Earlier, when police wanted to talk to her, she refused to bring down the window panes of her vehicle. Later, the DB men entered her car opening the gates.

Pori Moni's 'Mom' Chaynika Chowdhury in DB custody

Chaynika Chowdhury was arrested by detective branch of police for allegedly assisting arrested actor Pori Moni in her “immoral” acts.

She was arrested at about 6:30pm on Friday from Panthapath area in the capital.

Confirming the matter, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)’s additional director general Col KM Azad said drama producer Chaynika Chowdhury came under vigilance due to her alleged involvement in assisting Pori Moni in her “immoral” acts. “We’ve some vital information about her. So, she has been detained for questioning,” he said.

Actor Pori Moni used to call the drama producer and director as her “Mom.” They were seen together at different times. The producer had always remained beside the actor in her activities. Chaynika instigated Pori Moni being present with her at Uttara Boat Club in Savar last month. Chaynika Chowdhury was also found with Pori Moni at the press conference where the actor brought the allegations of rape and attempt to murder against Dhaka Boat Club’s executive member Nasir Uddin Mahmud. Chaynika was seen kept her hands on Pori Moni’s shoulder when the press conference was going on. When Pori Moni was crying at the press conference, Chaynika Chowdhury was found wiping her tears with tissue papers.

Though Pori Moni found Chaynika Chowdhury during the Dhaka Boat Club incident, she was not seen when the RAB conducted drive at the actor’s Banani residence. Though the news of arrest Pori Moni was published in media and Facebook, Chaynika Chowdhury totally disappeared. She was not seen consoling her daughter putting her hands on her shoulder this time.