A newly-elected ward councillor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) was arrested from city’s Khilgaon area early Tuesday on charge of ‘beating’ a police officer.
The arrestee was identified as Md Shakhawat Hossain, newly-elected councillor from ward No. 23 of DNCC.
Officer-in-charge of Khilgaon Police Station Moshiur Rahman said sub-inspector Abdul Mazid of Special Branch (SB) had a dispute with the ward councillor around 8:45pm on Monday at Pallima Sangsad office at Taltala.
During the argument, Shakhawat along with his supporters physically assaulted the SI, he said.
Police arrested Shakhawat in the early hours after Mazid filed a case on charge of attacking police and obstructing them from discharging their duties, the OC said.
Shakhawat was elected councillor from DNCC ward No. 23 in the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations held on February 1.