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Erfan, his bodyguard Zahid placed on 3-day remand

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 12:57, 28 October 2020   Update: 13:26, 28 October 2020
Erfan, his bodyguard Zahid placed on 3-day remand

A court in Dhaka has placed sacked councillor of Dhaka South's ward No 30 Erfan Salim and his bodyguard Zahid on a three-day remand each in a case filed on charge of attacking Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka on Sunday (Oct 25) night.

Dhaka's Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Muhammad Asaduzzaman Nur passed the remand order following a hearing on Wednesday (October 28).

Prior to that, Dhanmondi Police Station Inspector Ashfaq Rajib Hasan, also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-day remand for interrogation in the case.

On Sunday (October 25) night, a video of Lieutenant Wasif screaming for justice before the public after being assaulted by Erfan and a few accomplices went viral on social media.

The attack took place in the Kalabagan bus stop area around 7:45pm on Sunday, when the military officer protested after his motorcycle was hit by Erfan's car, which had a parliament sticker.

Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station on Monday night, naming four accused including AB Siddique Dipu and two to three unnamed persons.

The other three named accused are Erfan Salim (37), Md Zahid (35) and Md Mizanur Rahman (30).

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Erfan Salim, a councillor of ward 30 of Dhaka South City Corporation, and Md Zahid after conducting a drive at the house of Erfan, at Old Dhaka on Monday.

A mobile court led by RAB Executive Magistrate Sarwoer Alam also jailed the lawmaker's son and Zahid for a year each after illegal guns, ammunition, liquor, walkie-talkies and handcuffs were found during the raid.

On the same day, a Dhaka court placed Erfan's driver Mizanur Rahman, who was arrested soon after the incident, on one-day remand in connection with the case.