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Katakhali Mayor Abbas Ali arrested 

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:35 AM, 1 December 2021  

Abbas Ali, the mayor of Katakhali municipality

Abbas Ali, the mayor of Katakhali municipality

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested Abbas Ali, the mayor of Katakhali municipality of Rajshahi. 

He was arrested on Wednesday morning from Hotel Razmoni Ishakha in the capital's Kakrail area. 

RAB's Legal and Media Wing Director Khandaker Al Moin has confirmed the matter, saying that Mayor Abbas Ali of Katakhali Municipality, Rajshahi was arrested for making derogatory comment on installing a mural of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman 

Further details will be disclosed later, he added. 

Earlier on November 24, the Paba Upazila unit of the Awami League removed Abbas Ali from the post of convener of the party's Katakhali municipality unit. 

On November 21, an audio clip of Abbas went viral on social media, where he criticized the installation of a mural of Bangabandhu at the Rajshahi City Gate. His remarks drew widespread criticism and induced protests on the streets of Rajshahi city, Paba and Katakhali. 

However, Mayor Abbas has denied the whole incident. Claiming that the audio clips were not his, he said, "It's a conspiracy against me." 

Three cases were filed against Mayor Abbas under the Digital Security Act at Rajpara, Boalia and Chandrima police stations in Rajshahi on Tuesday night.