A Chattogram court yesterday put a Osman Khan, a leader of Jatiya Party's (JP) port city unit, on a five-day remand in connection with the killing of Mohiuddin Sohel, who was lynched by a mob at Pahartali Railway Bazar on Monday.
Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan passed the remand order after Osman was produced before the court.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) (prosecution) Kazi Shahabuddin Ahmed of Chattogram Metropolitan Police said police sought a 10-day remand for him, but the court granted five days after hearing.
Meanwhile, police arrested three more persons in the case, through drives in different areas early yesterday.
Sohel was a former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League in Chattogram and an activist of local Awami League.
Sohel's brother Sakirul Islam Shishir filed the murder case naming 27 persons including Osman, as well as 150 unnamed persons with Double Mooring Police Station on Tuesday night.
Sohel's family members at a press conference on Tuesday claimed that he was murdered in a pre-planned way with help of local traders and others.