Director of 'Hawa' sued by Wildlife Crime Control Unit
Previously, on August 11, a four-member team from the Wildlife Crime Control Unit went to watch "Hawa" at the Bashundhara City branch of Star Cineplex in Dhaka. After watching the film, the representatives had stated that the Wildlife Conservation and Security Act of 2012 was violated due to the scene featuring a captivated shalik.
Now, a case has been filed against Mejbaur Rahman Sumon, the director of "Hawa" for violating the Wildlife Conservation and Security Act of 2012.
The inspector of the Wildlife Crime Control Unit, Nargis Sultana, filed the case on Wednesday with the Metropolitan Session Judge Court.
The basis for filing the case is that "Hawa" features a scene where a shalik bird is shown inside a cage. At one point during the film, the bird is killed and eaten.
The director of "Hawa", Mejbaur Rahman Sumon has claimed that no animals were harmed while filming the movie. Sumon insisted that 'dummy' versions of animals were used to progress the story.