Police arrested a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami along with 500 gram gunpowder at Benipur village in Nachole upazila early Friday.
The arrestee is Rafiqul Islam, 48, assistant secretary of Nachole Upazila unit Jamaat and son of late Abdur Rahman of the village.
Acting on a tip-off that some Jamaat leaders, numbering 15/16, were holding a clandestine meeting at the house of Rafiqul to carry out subotage, a team of police conducted a drive there around 2:00am and arrested Rafiqul along with the explosives, said Nachole police station OC Chowdhury Jobayer Ahmed.
A case was filed, says a unb report.
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