Outlawed party leader held in Jhenidah

Police arrested an outlawed party leader from Poilanpur village in Harinakundu upazila early Friday.The arrestee was identified as Ohidul Mandal, 50, a regional leader of Biplabi Communist Party and son of Ayub Ali Mandal of Boalia village in Chuadanga district.Ershadul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Harinakundu Police Station, said acting on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Ohidul from a house in the dead of night.Ohidul was wanted in several cases, including for abduction, extortion and other criminal activities, said the OC.Meanwhile, police in another drive recovered a country-made firearm in an abandoned condition from a filed at Kulbaria village in the upazila on Friday morning. -UNB, Jhenidah