Singer Mainul Ahsan Noble was arrested by the Detective Branch of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police early Saturday.
DMP Commissioner Khandoker Golam Faruk said he was arrested in a fraud case.
Md Safayet Islam filed a case on May 16 on behalf of Shariatpur’s Vedorganj Headquarter Pilot High School’s HSC 16th batch.
According to the case details, Noble received TK 1.72 lakh for performing at the high school’s reunion programme but he didn’t perform at the event and he did not even returned the money.
Earlier, his ex-wife Salsable Mahmud complained to the police and wrote on social media about the constant physical and emotional abuse of Noble, citing that he is an avid drug addict and his demeanour got drastically changed in recent years due to his addiction.
Noble won the 2nd runner-up position in the popular Indian TV reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’s West Bengal edition on Zee Bangla in 2019 and received the "Viewer's Choice" award, winning hearts in both countries.
However, his addiction led him to several miserable acts one after another, degrading his popularity among his audiences.