Saidur Rahman Shahid, known as Shahid commissioner, (centre) is produced before journalists during a press briefing at Rab-10 office in Dhalpur area of the capital Tuesday. He was arrested from his Gendaria residence. Photo: Banglar Chokh
Rab personnel arrested Saidur Rahman Shahid, known as Shahid commissioner, at his Gendaria residence in the capital early today and seized four firearms from his possession.
Shahid, a former commissioner of ward No. 47 of Dhaka City Corporation (South) (ward No. 84 before the split of DCC), is accused in a number of cases including murder, Golam Sarwar, commanding officer of Rab-10, said at a press briefing at his office in the capital's Dhalpur area.
He was convicted in some of the cases and later secured High Court bail against the verdicts, the Rab official said.
Acting on a tip-off that Shahid along with his six to seven associates were taking preparation to create anarchy, Rab raided the arrestee's residence around 3:00am, Sarwar told reporters.
During the raid, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) managed to nab Shahid while his aides fled through a window of a five-storey building where Shahid was living, the Rab official said.
Later, Rab members recovered three illegal and one licenced firearms and 62 bullets searching his house.
Shahid participated in the 10th parliament election held on January 5 as an independent candidate of Dhaka-6 constituency.
Earlier on January 1, a team of Rab raided the house of Shahid and seized three firearms and 35 bullets.
During the raid, the elite forces also arrested his associate Hafizur from the residence.