Police arrested 45 leaders and activists of BNP from an electoral camp of BNP candidate Shahidul Alam in Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira tonight.
The arrestees include Debhata upazila unit BNP President Sirajul Islam, Ashashuni upazila unit President Rafiqul Islam Rafiq, Ashashuni upazila unit Joint Secretary Julfiker Ali Julu and the same upazila unit Organising Secretary Khairul Ahsan.
Shahidul Alam claimed that police arrested 50 BNP men when they were holding a meeting at his electoral camp in Nalta Choumohini area around 8:30pm.
However, Hasan Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Kaliganj Police Station, told our Satkhira correspondent that police arrested 45 BNP men as they are accused in different cases.
Shahidul Alam is contesting against Awami League candidate Dr AFM Ruhul Haque from Satkhira-3 for the December 30 general election.