Noted filmmaker Tokon Thaakoor was arrested yesterday, following a case made by the Ministry of Information alleging that he misappropriated government funds.
Thaakoor was taken to Dhaka Mohanagar Hakim Abu Sufian’s court this morning, where he received bail after lawyers from the state and his side argued the case. The bail was made in exchange of a BDT 2000 muchleka (bond).
The case, made in 2016, accuses Tokon Thaakoor of misappropriating money from the government granted film “Kaata”, which he was supposed to direct. Even though Thakoor allegedly picked up BDT 13 Lakh out of the allotted BDT 35 Lakh, he did not work on the film.
The arrest warrant was made on October 3, and Tokon Thaakoor was arrested from his residence in Katabon at 8:30 pm yesterday.