Police have arrested a local BNP leader in a case filed over the crude bomb attack on a rally of the party’s mayoral candidate Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul.
A joint team of Detective Branch of police and Boalia Police Station in a drive arrested Motiur Rahman Mintu, general secretary of BNP district unit, from his house in the city’s Ramchandrapur area around 2:30 am on Sunday, said senior Assistant Commissioner Ifte Khayer Alam, spokesperson of Rajshahi Metropolitan police.
Mintu was arrested along with his licensed arms on specific information and proof, he added.
Besides, an audio-tape was leaked in connection with the incident which is yet to reach to police.
Meanwhile, BNP candidate Bulbul claimed that police arrested Mintu for participating in the election campaign. “There was no new case against him,” he claimed.
Earlier, on July 17, the rally of BNP candidate came under crude bomb attack in Sagorpara Bottolar mor area around 11am.
Later, Sub-inspector Shamim Hossain of Boalia Police Station filed a case accusing eight unnamed people.
Earlier, police arrested a man in connection with the incident.