Police arrested two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League for their alleged involvement in kidnapping and extortion in Sadar upazila.
The arrestees are—Sazzad Hossain Sacchu, and Emon. Both are members of Babukhali union BCL unit.
Police rescued four members of a family allegedly kidnapped by the BCL men on Friday evening from a garden in Doarpar area in the town and arrested them , said Saiful Islam, officer-in-charge of Magura Sadar Police Station on Saturday.
The OC said Emon and Sazzad kidnapped the four members of a family on Thursday afternoon and demanded extortion of Tk 2 lakh.
BCL district unit vice-president Sukanta Adhikari Shishir, publicity secretary Jiblu Molla with Sacchu, Emon, Nayan and Tutul kidnapped Majed Molla, his sons Imamul, Azizul and nephew Hayder from the gate of the Deputy Commissioner’s office, he added.
A case was filed against six BCL leaders and activists, said the OC adding that police are trying to arrest others involved in the incident.
Magura district BCL president Mehedi Hasan Rubel said organisational action will be taken against the accused.