Detective Branch of police arrested former mayor of Katakhali municipality and political secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh of the city unit from Rajshahi courtyard on Tuesday.
The arrested, Majidur Rahman, was reportedly supposed to be preparing for contesting impending national election from Rajshahi-3 constituency.
Police arrested Majidur in the afternoon while he was leaving the court terrace after appearing before it in a case, said a spokesperson of Rajshahi Metropolitan Politon Police senior assistant commissioner Iftekhar Alam.
The accused was sent to jail after being produced before court, added Iftekhar.
Majidur was accused in several other cases.
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