Singer Noble took money for a gig but never showed up. Now he’s remanded in police custody

The singer allegedly embezzled around Tk 175,000 after promising to perform at an event, police say

Published : 20 May 2023, 07:42 AM
Updated : 20 May 2023, 07:42 AM

A Dhaka court has granted police a one-day remand of singer Mainul Ahsan Noble, who is accused of embezzling funds from a gig at a school in Shariatpur.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ahmed Humayun Kabir passed the order on Saturday after Detective Branch Inspector Humayun Kabir, the investigation officer of the case, asked for a three-day remand.

The court scrapped a plea by Noble’s lawyer requesting bail in the case filed at Motijheel Police Station, the court's registrar Shah Alam told

Nobel stayed quiet in the dock and did not speak to the judge during the hearing, Alam said.

A person named Safayet Islam initiated the case against Noble, police said.

“Noble signed a contract promising to perform at a reunion at Shariatpur’s Bhedarganj Headquarter Pilot Government High School, organised by the students of the SSC 2016 batch on Apr 28. The singer took an advance payment of Tk 172,000 in several phases from the organisers, but he did not show up at the event, putting the organisers in trouble,” according to the case dossier.

Earlier on Apr 26, Noble made headlines when a disgruntled audience hurled shoes and water bottles at him during a performance where he went out of control, marring the golden jubilee event of a college in the northern district of Kurigram.

Noble, who shot to fame in 2018 and 2019 through the Indian musical reality TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, behaved erratically and tried to break the microphone stand on stage during his performance at the golden jubilee programme at Fulbari Degree College earlier on Apr 26. A video clip of the incident went viral on social media afterwards.