Detectives arrested two people from Sitakunda upazila and the city on Saturday night for their alleged involvement in spreading rumour that missing BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed was traced in a remote Gaibandha char. The arrestees were identified as Mokhlesur Rahman Ujjal, 28, of Jamalpur, and Mohammad Alim alias Prokash Monir, 27, of Jhalakati. Tipped off, a DB police team launched a drive at Mistripara under Doublemooring Police Station in the city at night and arrested Ujjal, said Tanvir Arafat, additional deputy commissioner (Detective Branch) of Chittagong Metropolitan Police. Later, the same team arrested Monir from his cloth store in Bhatiari area of Sitakunda upazila at the same night, he said. On March 19, police launched a massive search at Char Khatiamari of the Brahmaputra River in Fulchhari, Gaibandha at noon on information that Salahuddin Ahmed was there but they could not trace him. Plainclothes lawmen allegedly picked BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed up from a house in the capital’s Uttara area on the night of March 10.