'Sheaf of Paddy' candidate held in Satkhira

‘Sheaf of Paddy’ candidate held in Satkhira

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Police arrested Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Gazi Nazrul Islam, who is contesting the upcoming general election from Satkhira-4 constituency with the ‘Sheaf of Paddy’, and three other party leaders in Shyampur upazila on Sunday afternoon.

Officer-in-charge of Shyampur Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said they picked up Nazrul from his Ismailpur residence around 2:30pm.

Law enforcers also arrested Jamaat upazila unit ameer Maulana Abdul Bari, also suspended chairman of Shyamnagar upazila parishad, unit office secretary Abdul Bari and Padmapukur union unit ameer Abdur Rob from their respective houses, he said.

Nazrul stood accused in 20 cases filed on various charges, including sabotage, the OC said, adding that Bari also faces several violence cases.

source: UNB

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