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BNP's Jessore 2 candidate Abu Sayeed arrested

  • Published at 01:02 pm December 21st, 2018
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File photo of Jessore 2 candidate Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Principal Muhaddis Abu Sayeed Mohammad Shahadat Hussain Collected

He is contesting the upcoming parliamentary polls using the sheaf of paddy symbol

BNP's Jessore 2 candidate Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Principal Muhaddis Abu Sayeed Mohammad Shahadat Hussain, contesting the 11th parliamentary election using the sheaf of paddy symbol, has been arrested by police. 

The former lawmaker of the Jamaat-e-Islami was arrested at his rented residence, in Purandarpur of Jhikargachha Municipality, around 11am on Friday.

Additional Superintendent of Jessore police Golam Rabbani told the Dhaka Tribune: "He has been arrested because there is a warrant for his arrest in a sabotage case."

A High Court verdict in 2013 stripped Jamaat of its registration as a political party. But several of its leaders have secured nomination from ally BNP as "sheaf of paddy" candidates. Some are competing as independent candidates.