Companiganj upazila unit Awami League Organising Secretary Mizanur Rahman Badal has been shown arrested hours after he was picked up by some plainclothed men.
Md Alamgir Hossain, Superintendent of District police confirmed The Business Standard about his arrest. However, he did not give any details.
Mizanur Rahman Badal, also former chairman of Companiganj upazila, was picked up by plainclothed men from in front of Noakhali Press Club around 4pm today as claimed by his family members.
Badal's wife Selina Akter Kakuli said he went to district town Maijdee at noon from where some plainclothed men picked him up into a car.
Char Elahi Union Parishad Chairman Abdur Razzaque, who was with Mizanur Rahman Badal, said they were passing in front of the press club in the afternoon. At that time, Badal was taken away in a car.
Earlier on Wednesday night, a Chhatra League leader named Arifur Rahman filed a case naming 97 people on allegations of two attacks -- one on a Women's Day programme organised by Bashurhat Municipality Mayor Quader Mirza and another one on his supporters at Bashurhat Bangabandhu Chattar.
Mizanur Rahman Badal was made no 3 accused in the case along with 150 to 200 more unnamed accused.
People involved in Companiganj clash won't be spared: Quader
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday warned that those, who were involved in Companiganj clash, would not be spared.
"Drive is underway to arrest accused people," Obaidul Quader made the remarks during a council of Joypurhat's Akkelpur Awami League yesterday morning. He joined the programme virtually from his official residence.
"There is no possibility of exempting anyone from charges of irregularities, corruption and anti-disciplinary activities," the Awami League general secretary said, adding, "Instructions have been given to the Anti-Corruption Commission and law enforcement agencies in this regard."
A man was shot dead and more than 50 people were injured in Tuesday's factional clash of the ruling Awami League at Basurhat of Noakhali's Companiganj upazila.