The government has suspended Irfan Selim, the councillor of Ward No. 30 under Dhaka South City Corporation, from his post as a mobile court sentenced him to one year in prison for the illegal possession of walkie-talkies and liquor.
The Local Government Division issued the suspension order on Tuesday, reports bdnews24.com.
According to the Local Government (City Corporation) Act, if any public representative is sentenced, he or she will be discharged from duties.
Citing the allegations against Irfan and his punishment, the Local Government Division said he was suspended for moral turpitude and misconduct.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the residence of Irfan on Monday after a naval officer, Lt Md Wasif Ahmed Khan, accused Irfan and his men of beating Wasif and his wife following a collision between Wasif’s motorcycle and a car.
Later, a mobile court of the RAB sentenced irfan and his bodyguard to one year in prison.
Irfan, a son of lawmaker Haji Mohammad Selim, won the councillor’s post as an independent candidate in February.
Earlier on Tuesday, Local Government Minister Md Tazul Islam said Irfan would be removed permanently from the councillor’s post after investigation.
Local Government Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said they were waiting for a report from the city corporation to decide the fate of Irfan.