Felt like a 'war criminal': Mahiya Mahi
Actress Mahiya Mahi has said that she is not a criminal and she has only spoken out against injustice.
She made the remark during a press conference at her husband's automobile showroom -- Sony Raj Car Centre in Gazipur, following her release from the Gazipur District Jail, reports our Gazipur correspondent.
She went on to say that she felt like "a war criminal" when the entire airport was evacuated to arrest her.
Mahi also claimed that she was subject to abuse as she was being taken to jail.
"When I was being taken to jail I was having breathing difficulties and asked for some water. It took them an hour to get me water. They did not show me the least consideration I deserved…," she said.
Mahi further said she was not given any opportunity to defend herself in court.
Expressing concern over her husband's security, she said, "They did not show me any consideration even though I'm pregnant. Now, I'm worried about what they will do to my husband when he gets back."
She added that she has respect for the country's law and wants to face it, expressing hope that justice would prevail.
Mahi clarified that she did not speak against the police, stating that she has met many police officers in her life and has always found them to be respectful and honest.
"I have seen the police chief up close and I have spoken to the chiefs of various forces. They are all very nice, they know how to respect people, and they are very honest.
"I have only spoken against one person who is [GMP Commissioner] Molla Nazrul. I didn't speak against the police administration," she said.