Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained the fugitive death-row convict in ex-Sonakania UP chairman murder case from Barodona in Satkania upazila of Chattogram district early Sunday.
The detainee is Bashir Ahmed, vice-president of Satkania upazila unit Awami League.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive in the area and arrested Bashir around 2:30 am, said Anwar Hossian, Officer-in-Charge of Satkania Police Station.
The Rab team handed over Bashir to police.
According to court sources, Amzad Hossain alias Amzad chairman was shot dead by miscreants in front of Satkania Mirzakhil Shrine on October 3, 1999.
A case was filed in this connection the following day.
On December 13, last year, Chattogram Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge AKM Mozzammel Haque sentenced ten people including Bashir to death and five others to life term imprisonment in the case.