Published : 11:50 PM, 4 August 2019 Sunday | Updated : 11:50 PM, 4 August 2019 Sunday
Chattogram Awami League leader Didarul Alam Masum
Police have arrested Chattogram Awami League leader Didarul Alam Masum in a case over the murder of Sudipta Biswas, a local leader of the ruling party’s student front Bangladesh Chhatra League.
They detained Masum in Dhaka on Sunday night, Md Moyeen Uddin, an additional superintendent of Police Bureau of Investigation in the port city,
Masum, the general secretary of the Awami League’s Lalkhan Bazar Ward unit, has been in the news several times for his alleged roles in clashes and murders.
He was also criticised when he was pictured in the media brandishing a gun during a clash.
Recently, the authorities cancelled his gun licence when he submitted his two registered firearms to a police station following a complaint filed by councillor of the ward F Kabir Manik, who cited security concerns.
Sudipta Biswas Sudipta Biswas A group of assailants beat to death Sudipta, a former student of Chittagong Government City College and an assistant secretary of BCL`s port city unit, at Lalkhan Bazar on Oct 6 in 2017.
Sudipta`s friends have blamed the followers of Masum for the murder. They said Sudipta was killed for `criticising the rival faction for the bad state of Chattogram BCL on social media`.
Before Masum, police had arrested several of his followers on charges of murdering Sudipta. Some of the suspects also confessed in court to taking part in the murder, police said.