One of the top terrors of Bangladesh Zeesan alias Ali Akbar Chowdhury has been arrested in Dubai.
Mohiul Islam, assistant inspector general of the Bangladesh National Central Bureau at the police headquarters, said he was arrested earlier last week with the help of the Interpol.
The National Central Bureau Dhaka has already started the process of bringing Zeesan back to the country.
"We have been trying to capture him for some years and the transnational police organisation Interpol issued a red alert on him," said Mohiur Rahman.
"We provided documents on Zeesan as per Interpol's requisition and they arrested him," he added.
He said Zeesan was arrested with an Indian and a Dominic Republic passport. On the Indian passport, he is identified as Ali Akbar Chowdhury. The passport shows that he is from Malugarh, Silchar of Assam.
The passport was obtained from the Indian Embassy of Dubai.
As Zeesan is an Indian passport holder, he will be taken to India first and then Bangladesh will bring him back under the prisoner exchange treaty.
The Detective Branch (DB) of Bangladesh is keeping regular contact with Interpol for a smooth hand-over process.
Zeesan came to prominence in the country's underworld scene especially in Badda, Gulshan, and Khilgaon areas after 1999.
On May 14, 2003, two police officials were killed during an operation to arrest Zeesan in Malibag after his cohorts fired on the law enforcers.
Zeesan left Bangladesh in 2007, first to India and then to Dubai.
He has car and restaurant businesses in Dubai.
But he still had some influence in Bangladeshi underworld from there and extorted money from the local criminals.
He also has relations with some of the Bangladeshi casino kingpins including GK Shamim, Khaled Bhuiyan, and Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat.
According to sources, Shamim, Khaled and Samrat meet with Zeesan in Singapore in June this year.
But the relationship with Shamim and Zeesan deteriorated later.
On July 26, police arrested three cohorts of Zeesan named Khan Mohammad Foysal, Ziaul Abedin Jewel and Zahid Abedin Rubel from Khilgaon with firearms.
It was later revealed that they were in a mission to murder Shamim on Zeesan's order.