Bangladesh police on Tuesday arrested a person who allegedly issued loss of life threats to cricket all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan for inaugurating a Kali puja pandal in Kolkata, even because the cricketer issued an apology and mentioned he solely joined the operate briefly. A joint workforce of the elite anti-crime Speedy Motion Battalion (RAB) and police arrested 28-year-old Mohsin Talukdar from southeastern Sunamganj district after 24 hours of a large manhunt. “He’s now in our custody awaiting subsequent authorized procedures,” a police officer accustomed to the event informed PTI.


After the cricketer‘s image on the programme in Kolkata’s “Amra Sobai Membership” went viral, Talukdar went reside on Fb on Sunday night time carrying a big machete in his hand and threatened to kill Shakib, saying he damage his spiritual sentiments by inaugurating the Puja occasion within the West Bengal’s capital metropolis.

By early morning, Talkudar, nonetheless, withdrew the menace and apologised in one other reside video on social media after which went into hiding. He was later traced in neighbouring Sunamganj district. His spouse was beforehand detained for questioning.

The 33-year-old cricketer in a publish on Fb denied inaugurating the puja pandal. He mentioned it was inaugurated by Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim.

“Media, social media in every single place it was flooded that I went to Kolkata to inaugurate a puja ceremony which truly was not the rationale behind my go to and I didn’t inaugurate puja.

“The puja was inaugurated by Firhad Hakim, mayor of Kolkata. In my invitation card it was clearly talked about that I used to be not the chief visitor for puja,” Shakib said within the publish on Monday.

Shakib mentioned since he performed for Kolkata Knight Riders for a number of years, “folks there know and love me and the stage, the place my programme occurred, was subsequent to puja pandal however no spiritual points had been mentioned.”

“Whereas I used to be going again to the automobile, I needed to undergo the pandal as a result of all different exits had been blocked. There I ended for a number of seconds and because the crowd and organisers requested, I lit a candle which now I really feel that I’ve executed incorrect,” he mentioned.

The cricket star, nonetheless, additionally issued an apology, saying he’s a “training Muslim and at all times tried to observe the spiritual customs (and) please forgive me if I’ve executed something incorrect”.

Shakib went to Kolkata final Thursday for enterprise functions and was then pictured at a Kali Puja competition in Kolkata’s Kakurgachi space.


In line with media studies, Trinamool Congress MLA Paresh Paul, who was the principle organiser of the Kali Puja stage in Kolkata, mentioned Shakib didn’t inaugurate any puja pandal in any respect and he simply bought up on the stage, addressed the viewers and lit candles.

Kolkata’s “Amra Sobai Membership” has been internet hosting the Kali Puja for the previous seven years.

Subjects talked about on this article


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here