Trinamool Congress leader Arabul Islam was today arrested for allegedly orchestrating an attack on former West Bengal minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah in South 24 Parganas district on January 6.
Mr Islam was taken into custody from near the Paroma Island on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass after CPI(M) demanded his arrest for masterminding the attack on Mr Mollah at Kantatala, police said.
Mr Mollah, who was attacked on January 6, is admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata.
Mr Islam was admitted to a private nursing home at Rajarhat on January 8 after CPI(M) cadres allegedly fired at his vehicle and attacked him at Bamanghata in the district.
In a virtual indictment of the state government, West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan had said that 'goondaism' was taking place in the state.