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Posted at: Dec 7, 2018, 10:58 AM; last updated: Dec 7, 2018, 10:06 PM (IST)

Sexual misconduct: Mission steps in, Mika Singh released from detention in UAE

To be produced in Abu Dhabi court
Sexual misconduct: Mission steps in, Mika Singh released from detention in UAE
Mika Singh.

Smita Sharma
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 7

Following the efforts of the Indian Mission in Abu Dhabi, Punjabi singer Mika Singh has been released from detention.

A team of Indian officials through their intervention helped Mika get released at 11.30pm last night local time.

Speaking to The Tribune, Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri said, “Our Embassy is following the issue closely with UAE authorities. Our team was at the police facilities till he was released. He was grateful for all the help he received from the mission. We will continue to follow up the matter.”

Mika is expected to now be produced in a court sometime on Friday despite it being a Friday weekly holiday in the Emirate.

The singer and music composer has been accused of sexual misconduct. His detention followed a complaint reportedly by a Brazilian teenager who accused him of sending her inappropriate pictures.

India Embassy officials say that they have a responsibility towards all its nationals. The mission will be able to learn of all details of the complaint and ascertain facts further only once the matter comes up in court.

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