Police yesterday arrested a Jubo League activist in connection with a case filed over the murder of a local journalist during a clash between two factions of Awami League in Companiganj upazila on February 19.
The arrestee was identified as Belal Hossain, a member of Char Fakira union unit Jubo League.
Locals said Belal is a follower of Mizanur Rahman Badal, organising secretary of the upazila unit Awami League (AL).
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) conducted a drive at Basurhat Bazar and made the arrest around 1:00pm.
During the February 19 clash, one group was led by Abdul Quader Mirza, younger brother of AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader, and another by Mizanur Rahman Badal, organising secretary of Companiganj upazila unit AL.
At least nine people including Muzakkir, a correspondent of online portal Barta Bazar, received bullet injuries during the clash.
Muzakkir died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital the following day.