The police have arrested Shirhan Sharif Tamal, son of Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif, following a case over attacks and vandalism in Pabna.
Freedom fighter Atiar Rahman, father of Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Ishwardi unit President Zubayer Biswas, filed the case with the police on Thursday against 24 people, including Tamal.
The plaintiff claims his house came under attack on Thursday.
Police arrested 11 people in the case that also involves attacks on businesses and a restaurant owned by Ishwardi Municipality Mayor Abul Kalam Azad, a rival of Tamal.
Tamal and Azad were long engaged in a turf war in the area, according to local residents.
Chhatra League leader Zubayer is known to be a follower of Mayor Azad who is the son-in-law of Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif.
Similar conflicts exist between local Chhatra League and Jubo League units, turning the area into a hotspot for violence, they said.
Adherents of Jubo League leader Rajib Sarker, a follower of the land minister, clashed with Zubayer’s supporters at the court premises in Pabna on Thursday.
The clashes left Ariful Islam, a Jubo League leader, injured.
Following the incident, a group of Jubo League activists swooped on Zubayer’s house and vandalised business establishments later in the day.