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Meghalaya minister's brother arrested

india Updated: Feb 28, 2008 13:50 IST
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The brother of a minister in Meghalaya has been arrested on charges of attacking the convoy of an independent candidate at Phulbari in Meghalaya's West Garo Hills District, police said on Thursday.

The police said Rohibul Islam Sarkar, brother of Agriculture and Irrigation minister of Congress party Manirul Islam Sarkar, was arrested on Wednesday for attacking a convoy of independent candidate of Phulbari constituency, Tahel Mondol.

Rohibul was absconding since the attack, police officers said.

The incident took place during the visit of Union Minister Sharad Pawar to the district last week.

A local court sent Rohibul to judicial custody. The police said he would be in custody till the election were over.

Meanwhile, in another incident, unidentified gunmen shot at a person at Mukroh in Nartiang constituency of Jaintia Hills District on Wednesday. The man, Ian Shadap, was admitted to the hospital with bullet injuries on cheek and fingers.