Rajshahi’s Katakhali municipality mayor Abbas Ali was arrested in Dhaka for making derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu and announcing to stop the construction of a mural of the Father of the Nation.
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested him from Hotel Razmoni Isha Kha in the capital’s Kakrail early Wednesday (Dec 1).
RAB’s legal and media wing director commander Khandaker Al Moeen confirmed the matter.
On November 23, the councillors of ward No 13, 14 and 19 of Rajshahi City Corporation lodged three cases under the Digital Security Act against Abbas with Boalia, Rajpara and Chandrima police stations.
Later on November 26, the Rajshahi unit of Awami League suspended Abbas Ali from the party post.
BDST: 1219 HRS, Dec 01, 2021