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Outlawed party leader held in Pabna

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Pabna: Police arrested an outlawed party leader in possession of a rifle and three rounds of bullet at Bangram Bazar in Ataikul upazila on Sunday morning.

The arrestee was identified as Siddik, 44, a regional leader of extremist group Nakshal and son of Koyer Ali, a resident of Padmabil village of the upazila.

Faijul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ataikul Police Station, said on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area at about 8.00 am and arrested Siddique.

Police also recovered a rifle and three rounds of bullet from his possession.

Siddique was wanted in several cases, including for robbery, murder, arms and extortion, added the OC.

A case was filed in this connection.