Police arrested seven people, including an Awami League (AL) leader, while gambling at a local AL office in Horgram union of Poba Upazila, Rajshahi on Saturday nigh, reports UNB.
The arrestees are Matiur Rahman, 53, Haran Chandra Das, 42, Hasan Alim, 35, Jamal Uddin, 48, Yusuf Ali, 50, Amzad Hossain, 40, and Raju Hossain, 34.
Of them, Haran is the assistant secretary of the union unit of the ruling party while Matiur president of ward-3 unit of Krishak League.
Mansur Ali Arif, officer-in-charge of Kashiadanga Police Station, said on information, police conducted a drive at the ward-3 AL office on Saturday night and arrested seven people with cards and cash money.
Besides, three other people, including ward AL president Shahjahan Ali, managed to flee, he said.
All of the arrestees were produced before a court on Sunday morning and a case was filed against them, the OC said.