A hardened criminal and member of an outlawed party was arrested at Shakharipara village under Pabna Sadar upazila early early yesterday. The arrestee is Amod Ali alias Amod, 45, of the village. Contacted, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ataikula Police Station Sirajul Islam said, acting on a tip off, police raided the village and arrested Amod at an orchard. They also recovered two sharp weapons from his possession. The arrestee is an accused in 10 cases including one for murder, the OC said.