Manna picked up by detective branch police

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Former Awami League leader turned Nagarik Oikya convener and ex Vice President of Dhaka University Student’s Union, Mahmudur Rahman Manna, has been arrested by detective branch police in the middle of the night.

Manna’s wife reports that at around 2.30am in the night, the police arrived at Manna’s relative’s home in Dhaka’s Banani district and detained him from there. The police were in plain clothes but identified themselves as from the detective branch.

The arrest follows leaked phone calls in which Manna is alleged to have been in conversation with the opposition party regarding the ongoing movement against the ruling authorities.