A man accused in 29 cases filed with different police stations of Chattogram has been arrested from the port city yesterday.
Md Ismail Hossain Tempoo alias Tempoo Ismail (35), from city's Chandgaon, was arrested from Rowfabad area under Bayezid Police Station, said Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-North) Ashikur Rahman of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP).
A firearm, a machete and 545 yaba pills were recovered as well, ADC Ashikur said.
"Tempoo Ismail is a top listed criminal of Chattogram where he has been accused in 29 cases for extortion, mugging and robbery, among other crimes. He had been arrested several times before and was in jail but did not refrain from criminal activities," the official said.
"While investigating a mugging case, police found clues of his involvement and later arrested him in this connection," said Bijoy Basak, deputy commissioner (DC-North) of CMP.