Top BNP leader Rafiqul arrested

Top BNP leader Rafiqul arrested

Dhaka, Nov 20 (Just News): Police today arrested senior BNP leader Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia in Dhaka hours after a Dhaka court sentenced him to three years’ imprisonment.

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested him in Banglamotor area around 6:30 pm, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman.

He was arrested following the verdict by the court, another police official said.

Earlier in the day, Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia was handed three years’ imprisonment in a case filed against him for not submitting his wealth statement to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

A BNP standing committee member, Rafiqul was also fined Tk 50,000, in default of which he will have to serve three months more in jail.

Judge Sheikh Golam Mahbub of the Special Judge Court-6 pronounced the verdict in his absence.