Plainclothes police yesterday arrested four BNP leaders, including party chairperson’s adviser Advocate Khandker Mahbub Hossain, party vice chairman Selima Rahman and central leaders Fazlul Haque Milon and Nazimuddin Ahmed MP from different areas of the city.
Khandker Mahbub Hossain, also the vice-president of Bangladesh Bar Council, was picked up around 2:15pm.
“Khandker Mahbub was held near Kadam Foara intersection adjacent to the Jatiya Press Club by DB police and taken to the DB headquarters at Minto Road,” deputy commissioner (public relations) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Masudur Rahman, told.
Mahbub was held immediately after he had left the Jatiya Press Club premises where he addressed a discussion meeting on the January 5 parliamentary polls as the chief guest.
The discussion meeting was organized by Bangladesh Sommilito Peshajibi Parishad.
Later, around 3:20 pm, a DB team arrested BNP leaders Fazlul Haque Milon and Nazimuddin Ahmed, MP, from DOHS area.
Later Selima Rahman was arrested after holding a press conference at her residence in Gulshan area yesterday evening.
General secretary of Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal Shirin Sultana said police arrested the BNP leaders while they were in a meeting with BNP chief whip Zainul Abedin Farooque at his DOHS office.
The meeting was attended, among others, by Lion Harun ur Rashid MP, Ashraf Uddin Nizam, MP.
Kh Mahbub, Selima, Milon, Nazimuddin arrested