An alleged leader of outlawed Purba Banglar Sarbahara Party was found dead in the Garai River in Sreepur upazila on Thursday.
Police said the deceased was Firoz Joardar, 35, son of Akbar Joardar of Kalikhali in Rajbari district. He was wanted in a number of cases filed for extortion, murder and other criminal activities.
Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sreepur Police Station, said they recovered the body in the morning after being informed by the locals and sent it to a local hospital for autopsy.
Rahman said they suspected Firoz might have been killed by his rivals.