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Erfan Selim, bodyguard remanded in Navy officer assault case

Dhaka: A court here today placed suspended Dhaka South City Corporation ward-30 councillor Erfan Salim and his bodyguard Mohammad Zahid on three-day remand each in a case lodged over assaulting an officer of Bangladesh Navy and giving him life threat.

Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order as police produced the duo before the court and pleaded to show them arrested in the case lodged with Dhanmandi Police Station and place them on seven-day remand.

Investigation officer (IO) and Dhanmandi Police Station inspector (unarmed) Ashfak Rajib Haider on October 27 filed the plea and the court had set today to hold hearing on the matter.

Erfan Salim, also son of Dhaka-7 lawmaker Haji Salim, and his men allegedly assaulted Lt Wasif Ahmad Khan of Bangladesh Navy in the capital’s Kalabagan signal area in the evening on October 25.

The navy officer filed the case against Erfan, his bodyguard Md Zahid, protocol officer AB Siddique Dipu, driver Mizanur Rahman and 2/3 unidentified persons.

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on October 26 arrested Erfan from their old town ancestral home and seized 38 walk talkie sets, one airgun, one foreign made pistol, five VPS sets, one handcuff, a drone, and seven bottles of foreign liquor, among other things.

RAB Mobile Court on the same day sentenced Erfan and his bodyguard Zahid to a total of one year imprisonment for keeping illegal foreign liquor and unauthorized walk talkie sets and sent them to Dhaka Central Jail in suburban Kerniganj.

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