Sirhan Sharif Tamal, son of Land Minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif, has been arrested along with ten other people early Friday.
The 11 people have been detained by police in a case filed over vandalism from different parts of Pabna and Ishwardi.
“A joint team of Pabna and Ishwardi police conducted separate overnight drives and arrested them from different parts of the district,” said District police super Zihadul Kabir.
Quoting locals, police said that Land Minister Shamsur Rahman, also an MP from Pabna-4 constituency, and his son-in-law Ishwardi municipality Mayor Abul Kalam Azad had long been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area.
On Thursday, as a sequel to the rivalry, 10-15 supporters of the minister, led by local Jubo League leader Rajib Sarkar, swooped on a number of business establishments at Ishwardi upazila headquarters and vandalised those, including a shop owned by Azad.
Locals say that they also stormed the house of Zubaiyer Biswas, president of upazila unit Chhatra League, and ransacked it.
Later, Zubaiyer’s father Atiar Biswas lodged a case with Ishwardi Police Station on Thursday night making Tamal and Rajib Sarkar the main accused in it.
Taking cognisance of the case, police conducted several raids in different parts of Ishwardi and Pabna and arrested the 11 people.