DB detains Piyasha following raid at Baridhara residence
Detective Branch of police have detained model and former TV presenter Faria Mahbub Piyasha following a raid at her Baridhara residence.
They also seized foreign liquor, shisha and yaba pills from the residence.
A DB team started the drive tonight at her Baridhara residence and detained her during the drive, Mohidul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of Cyber and Special Crime Department of DB told The Daily Star.
Meanwhile, another woman named Mou Akter, who is said to be a model, was detained from her Mohammadpur residence during a separate drive tonight, said Harun-ur-Rashid, joint commissioner of DB (north Division) of DMP told reporters.
"The two models were members of a blackmailing ring. They arranged drugs for young girls and boys and would take compromising photos of them. And later, they would blackmail them with those photos."
Cases under Narcotics Control Act will be filed against the duo, Harunur said, adding that they will also investigate the allegations of blackmailing.
While being taken into detention, Mou, told journalists present at the scene there was no liquor at her house.
Faria Mahbub Piyasha is the former wife of Apan Jewellers owner's son Shafat Ahmed. She first came up in news reports after Shafat was made accused of raping two female private university students at The Raintree hotel in 2017.
Her name came up recently following the death by suicide of a college student at a Gulshan residence.