Close aide to Babar held
Police arrested Atikur Rahman Bipul, a close aide of former state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar, in an extortion case from Uttara in the city on Friday.
Uttara police said they arrested Bipul following an extortion case filed by businessman Jakir Hossain with Uttara Police Station on Thursday.
In the case statement, the complainant claimed that the arrestee held him hostage in 2007 and charged Tk 5 lakh forcibly.
Officer-in-Charge of Uttara Police Station said on information, they arrested the criminal from Rajlaxmi Shopping Complex area.
Our Netrokona correspondent adds: Bipul, also a cousin of Babar, earned a huge amount of black money during the regime of the four-party alliance government illegally.
He went into hiding after the caretaker government had taken the power.