Police have arrested former upazila chairman Mohammad Wahiduzzaman, 40, in connection with riots and vandalism at several government offices in Faridpur's Saltha upazila.
A detective Branch (DB) police team arrested him from the Jhiltuli area of Faridpur city around 8 pm on Monday.
Wahiduzzaman is the son of late Abdul Hai Mollah of Yusufdia village in Bhawal union of Wahid upazila.
Confirming the matter, Faridpur Superintendent of Police, Md Alimuzzaman, said on Tuesday afternoon that Wahiduzzman's name came up in the confessional statement given to the court by the seven accused arrested in connection with the riots at the government office in Saltha.
Wahid was arrested in the case filed by SI Mizanur Rahman of Saltha police station and was sent to court with a 10-day remand appeal.
Incidentally, on April 5, a group of agitated people started rioting at various government offices of Saltha Upazila Parishad over the newly imposed lockdowns, resulting in several incidents of vandalism.
Several motorcycles and two government vehicles were set on fire during the riot. Two youths also lost their lives in the violent clashes.
So far 7 cases have been filed with Saltha police station in this regard and 92 people have been arrested.