Md Ataullah, 30, son of Maolana Md Abu Yousuf at Maijbhandar village in Fatiqchhari upazila of Chittagong, is brother-in-law of militant Tariqul Islam, who died in a bomb blast at a rented house in Kuthibari of Sherpur in Bogra on April 4.
Ataullah was on the run after Tariqul’s death, as police came to know about his militant activities by interrogating Tariqul’s family members after the bomb blast, said law-enforcers.
He was performing as the Imam of the mosque since 2013. He got married to Tariqul’s sister six months ago, said the police.
Acting on a tip-off, Detective Branch and Tarash police led by Miraj uddin, superintendent of police of Sirajganj, conducted a joint-drive and arrested him from the mosque.