Police have arrested driver of a local Awami League leader with a stolen motorcycle in Ashulia of Savar.
The arrestee -- Shahin -- kept the bike at AL leader Mosharaf Hossen Musha's house at Yearpur in Ashulia from where police recovered it on January 17, Kazi Newaz, sub-inspector of Tongi West Police Station, told journalists yesterday.
The SI told The Daily Star that the motorcycle was stolen at weapon point between 2am and 3pm from Bakrail area in Tongi of Gazipur on January 16.
Later, police started investigation and traced the vehicle after the motorcyclist filed a case with the police station that night, said the police officer.
Shahin was directly involved in the stealing, said SI Newaz, adding that he disclosed the names of other people involved in it. "We are trying to arrest them."
Contacted, Mosharaf Hossen Musha, a member of Ashulia Thana unit of AL and former president of Yearpur Union Jubo League, said, "I did not know who kept the motorcycle at my house. As police informed me about it, I watched my CCTV footage and came to know that my driver kept the vehicle."
"When I asked about it, my driver replied that a brother from his village gave him the motorcycle to keep for several days," said Musha, adding that later he handed him over to police.
Musha said Shahin has been working as his driver for nearly one year.