Police arrested a charge-sheeted accused from Joypur Bazaar in Puthia upazila on Monday night in connection with murder of Sociology department teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon of Rajshahi University.
The arrestee was identified as Ariful Islam alias Manik, son of late Ashraf Ali, a resident of Katakhali municipal area in Poba upazila. He is charge-sheeted accused and was in bail in the murder case, UNB reports.
The RU teacher was assassinated near his house in Choddopai area adjacent to the RU campus on November 15, 2014.
Sayedur Rahman Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Puthia Police Station, said that on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive around 8:00 pm and arrested Manik along with a foreign pistol, magazine and five rounds of bullets.
A case was filed under explosives control acts.