Police arrested seven people in connection with sabotage activities of cutting the railway line in Bankha-ria area of Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district.
The information was disclosed in a press release of Gazipur Metropolitan Police yesterday.
The arrested are- Jannatul Islam, 23, son of Rafiqul Islam of Baroi Bazar area of Madan Police Station, Netrokona, Mehedi Hasan, 25, son of Taijuddin of Bandiya area of Bhaluka Police Station of My-mensingh, Hasan Ajmal Bhuiyan, 50, son of late Billal Hossain Bhuiyan of Rajabari Uttarpara area of Sadar Police Station of Gazipur Metropolitan, Zulkarnain Ashrafi alias Hridoy, 35, son of Tariqul Islam Dipu of Bhanoa area of the same police station, Shahanur Alam, 53, son of late Solaiman Morol of North Chhayabithi area of the same police station, Md Saidul Islam, 32, son of late Omed Ali Mollah of Kanaiya Purbopara area of the same police station and Sohel Rana (38) son of Aftaf Uddin of Chaya-bithi area of the same police station.
The release said various teams of Gazipur Detective Brunch conducted raids in different parts of the country, including Gazipur, and arrested Jannatul Islam and Mehedi Hasan of the criminal gang.
Later, others were arrested based on the information obtained during their interrogation.
All arrested are leaders and active members of BNP and its front organizations, the release said.
On December 13, the rail line was cut and as a result, seven bogies of a Dhaka bound Mohonganj Ex-press derailed leaving one dead instantly.
At least 10 others were injured in this subversive activity, the release added.