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Irfan Selim to be sacked from councilor’s post after being jailed

| Updated: October 27, 2020 18:35:24


File photo of Irfan Selim. (File/UNB) File photo of Irfan Selim. (File/UNB)

Irfan Selim, son of MP Haji Selim, will be sacked from the post of councilor as he was jailed by a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) mobile court for the unlawful possession of walkie-talkies and liquor.

The Local Government Division awaits a report from the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on the conviction of Erfan, report agencies.

Helaluddin Ahmed, senior secretary to the local government department of the LGED Ministry, said, "We will take action against councilor Irfan Selim when we will receive a report from the DSCC about his conviction."

The secretary added that the Local Government City Corporation Act states that if a person is convicted by any court, he will be dismissed from his post.

“He will be temporarily dismissed,” Mr Ahmed said.

RAB detained Irfan from his father’s residence at Devdas Lane of Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon following a case filed with Dhanmondi Police Station by Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy for assaulting him.

A mobile court of RAB on Monday sentenced Irfan Selim and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.

Two separate cases will be filed at the local police station -- one under the Arms Act and another under Narcotics Control Act -- against the duo.

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

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