Newly elected DNCC councillor held for beating cop

A newly-elected ward councillor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) was arrested early Tuesday on charge of beating a police officer in capital’s Khilgaon area. The detainee was identified as Md Shakhawat Hossain, newly-elected Councillor of Ward-23 of DNCC.

Moshiur Rahman, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Khilgaon Police Station, said sub-inspector Abdul Mazid of Special Branch (SB) had a dispute with the ward councillor around 8:45pm on Monday at Pallima Sangsad office at Taltala. During the argument, Councillor Shakhawat along with his supporters assaulted the SI physically, he said. Police arrested Shakhawat in the early hours after Mazid filed a case on charge of attacking police and obstructing them from discharging their duties, the OC said.

Shakhawat was elected councillor from DNCC ward No. 23 in the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations held on February 1.