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Mika Singh released from UAE prison after Indian embassy intervenes

File photo: Mika Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 07, 2018, 04.52 PM (IST)

Singer Mika Singh, who was arrested in Abu Dhabi on charges of sexual misconduct, was released on late Thursday night after the Indian Embassy intervened in the case. 

Mika was arrested after a 17-year-old Brazilian model allegedly lodged a complaint about him sending inappropriate pictures.

Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said that the singer is expected to appear in a court later. 

The envoy said although Mika was arrested in Dubai, the police took him to Abu Dhabi as the complainant was holding an Abu Dhabi residence visa.

The singer was arrested in the UAE on Thursday for sending lewd pictures to the Brazilian teenager.