However, police could not arrest Helal and his companions as they managed to escape
Police have recovered a huge cache of local handmade spear-like sharp weapons from the house of a former Awami League (AL) leader in Pabna's Faridpur upazila.
Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a drive at the house of Helal Talukder, former legal affairs secretary of upazila unit Awami League on Monday afternoon.
During the drive, 95 local weapons made with steel pipes were recovered from his Ratanpur village house in Pungali union of the upazila.
However, the police could not arrest Helal and his companions as they managed to escape.
Faridpur police officer-in-charge (OC) Masud Rana said a team of police conducted a drive at the house on the basis of information that Helal had a large number of weapons in his house.
Seeing police arrive, Helal Talukder and his associates fled by boat, he added
“A case is being filed against them and we are trying to arrest the accused,” OC Masud further said.
Speaking on the matter, Faridpur Awami League General Secretary Ali Ashraful Kabir said: “Helal Talukder is the former legal affairs secretary of upazila unit Awami League. I have heard about the recovery of weapons from his house.”
A decision about him will be taken after discussing it at the party meeting, he said.