Erfan Salim being taken away by RAB after arrest
Erfan Salim being taken away by RAB after arrestFile photo

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to Erfan Salim, son of Awami League leader Haji Salim and former ward councillor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), reports UNB.

Dhaka additional district magistrate court judge Bhaskar Debnath Bappi passed the order on condition that Erfan would appear before the court on every Tuesday.

He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for keeping police walkie-talkies illegally and another six months for possessing illegal alcohol on 26 October 2020 by a mobile court led by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).

Two firearms, 38 walkie-talkies and liquor were seized from the house during the drive. RAB detained Erfan from his father’s residence on Devdas Lane in Old Dhaka on 26 October on charge of “attacking” Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy.

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Before that, Lt Wasif filed a case with Dhanmondi police station naming four people including Erfan and several unnamed accused.

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

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, including Erfan, and physically assaulted the navy official and verbally abused his wife.