At least 12 Jamaat men were arrested in the district town on Friday night in connection with the cases for vandalism, arson attacks and carrying out subversive activities before and after the January 5 parliamentary elections.
They were arrested from a Jamaat-backed NGO office at Sutrapur Riaz Kazi Lane at around 10:00pm.
A plainclothes police team led by ASP Nazir Ahmed Khan raided the third floor of the four-storey building and arrested the Jamaat men.
The arrestees are former Jamaat ameer of Bogra Golam Robbani, 60, former lawmaker of Bogra-1 constituency Md Shahatuzzaman, 62, Jamaat Bogra town unit Assistant Secretary Nasir Uddin, 48, Rainagar union unit leader Abdul Khalek, 63, former Shibir president of Azizul Haque College unit Mizanur Rahman, 54, Jamaat district unit leader Azadur Rahman, 50, Principal of Bogra Adarsha School and College Nazrul Islam, 54, and Jamaat activists Rabiul Siddiki, 36, Atiqur Rahman, 32, Syed Masudur Rahman, 63, Saiful Islam, 50, and Mahbubur Rahman, 45.
ASP Nazir Ahmed Khan said the Jamaat men were wanted in a number of cases for vandalism, arson attacks and carrying out subversive activities in Sadar upazila before and after the January 5 national elections.
The arrested Jamaat activists were yesterday produced in a court that sent them to jail.
Contacted, local Jamaat leader Mizanur Rahman said police arrest his party men while they were holding a meeting on the housing project of Noble Multi-purpose DFevelopment Cooperatives.
Police arrested them on 'false' charges of vandalism, arson attacks and subversive activities, he added.