Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday detained a ward councillor on a charge of extortion from Madhupur area of Feni municipality, reports news agency UNB.
The arrestee is Abu Yusuf Badal, councillor of ward no. 15 of Feni town.
Senior assistant superintendent of police and acting captain of RAB-7, Md Nuruzzaman said Badal was arrested when he was taking money from poor people in the name of giving them breastfeeding cards in the afternoon.
He also collected money while distributing widow- and elderly allowances, Nuruzzaman said.