Al Mamum said the area in which the drive was operated has been demarcated with red flags, while three days have been given to remove any remaining establishments in the rest places.

“We will again operate a drive if they fail to remove within three days”, he said.

The action against the irregularities of Haji Salim came into light after his son Irfan Selim was arrested for assaulting a navy official.

According to the case statement, a car hit the motorcycle of Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi on 23 October when he and his wife were returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet.

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

RAB arrested Irfan from his father Haji Selim’s residence on Devdas Lane in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon. Two firearms, 38 walkie-talkies and liquor were seized from Irfan’s house during the drive.

Meanwhile, the government suspended Irfan from the post of councillor on 27 October.

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