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Arani municipality mayor Rajshahi held in Pabna

Arani municipality mayor Rajshahi held in Pabna

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PABNA: Police here on Friday morning arrested Rajshahi’s Arani municipality mayor Md Muktar Ali from Pakshi area.

A team of detectives arrested the mayor of Arani municipality around 5:30 am based on a tip-off, confirmed ABM Masud Hossain, superintendent of police of Rajshahi.

Monowar Hossain, a local Awami League leader, filed a case against Muktar for attacking him Muktar has been on the run since July 6.

On July 7 police raided Muktar’s house and recovered four firearms, ammunition, drugs and Tk one crore. Police also arrested Muktar’s wife Jasmine Akhter and two of his nephews from the house.

Following his arrest on Friday, police raided Muktar’s house in Arani again. They recovered several bottles of Phensedyl, locally-made firearms and other illegal stuff from his house, the SP added.