Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday claimed to have detained a fugitive wanted in the 2014 murder of a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) politician in Dhaka.
The accused has been identified as Md Iqbal Hossain Tareq, 38, originally a resident of Chandpur district.
The elite force conducted a drive in the South Keraniganj area of the city and nabbed Iqbal on Thursday night, said Rab-3 additional superintendent Bina Rani Das.
On January 23, 2014, Mahbubur Rahman alias Rana, then vice-president of Ramna Thana BCL, was murdered by his rivals, including Iqbal, in the Moghbazar area of the city following a dispute over cable TV business.
Iqbal went into hiding soon after an FIR for murder was filed at Ramna police station on January 24 of the same year against some unidentified people.
Police had earlier arrested Kamrul Islam, the owner of Swift Cable Limited, and seized weapons from his possession.
On June 30 in 2015, a chargesheet was submitted in the court against 14 accused, including four absconding ones.
An arrest warrant was also issued against Iqbal on November 11 in 2020.
"Legal steps are under way to hand over the accused to the respective police station," said the Rab officer.