POST TIME: 27 October, 2020 08:51:14 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 28 October, 2020 02:07:49 PM
Irfan Salim suspended as councilor
UNB, Dhaka

Irfan Salim suspended as councilor

The government has suspended Irfan Selim, the Councilor of Ward no 30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), for assaulting an official of Bangladesh Navy.

Local Government Department on Tuesday issued a notification in this regard.

Earlier, a mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday sentenced Irfan and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.

Rab said Irfan and Zahid were given six-month jail each for drinking wine and another six months for the illegal possession of walkie-talkies.

Two firearms, 38 walkie-talkies and liquor were seized from the house during the drive, he said.

Rab detained Irfan from his father’s residence on Devdas Lane in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon on charge of "attacking" Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy.

Lt Wasif filed the case at Dhanmondi Police Station naming four people and several unnamed accused.

The three other accused are -- AB Siddique Dipu, 45, Md Zahid, 35, and Md Mizanur Rahman, 30.

All the named accused in the case, including Irfan, are now behind bars.

According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif's motorcycle near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45pm when he and his wife were returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet.

Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy official and verbally abused his wife.