Rab vehicles vandalised after Swechchhasebak League leader held in Kushtia
A team of Rapid Action Battalion-6 last night arrested a Swechchhasebak League leader at Kaya Union of Kushtia's Kumarkhali upazila.
Russell Hossain Arju (35), general secretary of the upazila Swechchhasebak League was arrested based on a tip off. A foreign pistol, three rounds of ammunition and Tk 50,000 counterfeit money was seized from him, our Kushtia correspondent reports quoting Rab-6 Jhenaidah Company Commander Major Sharif.
After the arrest, Russell's men engaged in shootings with Rab members and vandalised their vehicles but no one was injured at the time, said the Rab official.
Russell was campaigning in the area to be the chairman candidate in the upcoming union parishad polls.
Three cases have been filed against Russell for keeping illegal firearm, counterfeit money and for assault on Rab men. He will be handed over to Kumarkhali Police Station, said Major Sharif.