Police on Sunday night arrested Damurhuda upazila ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami from his residence at Gulshanpara village in the upazila headquarters and seized two firearms, several books on jihad and leaflets from the spot.
The arrestee, Shariful Alam alias Milton, 40, is an assistant professor at Damurhuda Abdul Wadud Shah Degree College in Chuadanga and chairman of Damurhuda Union Parishad (UP).
Shikdar Moshiur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Damurhuda Police Station, said acting on tip-off, a police team raided the Jamaat leader's house while he along with 17 to 18 other activists of the party were holding a 'secret' meeting at around 7:30pm.
Police arrested Milton and recovered two shutter guns, four crude bombs, four bullets, seven books on jihad and leaflets from the spot, the OC added.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the other activists, however, managed to flee.
Police yesterday produced the Jamaat leader before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court-2 that sent him to jail.