According to police and local sources, Rafiqul Islam was the chairman of Chowkibari UP of the upazila from 2002 to 2010. Apart from this, he was Naib Amir of Upazila Jamaat from 2002 to 2004. In 2018, a case of sabotage was filed against him at Sherpur police station in Bogra.
The police investigated the case and filed a charge sheet against him in the court. The court issued an arrest warrant against him in that case. He was arrested last night on that arrest warrant.