Irfan Salim’s bail suspended, arrested warrant issued
News Desk || risingbd.com
A Dhaka court has issued arrested warrant against ward councillor Md Irfan Salim, also a son of Awami League lawmaker for Dhaka-7 Haji Salim, after suspending the bail in a case filed in connection with assaulting a Navy officer.
Dhaka additional chief metropolitan magistrate Asaduzzaman Noor passed the order on Wednesday (February 8).
It was learned that today (February 8) was fixed hearing on charges. But Irfan could not appear before the court because of illness. Petition was filed on behalf Irfan Salim seeking time in the case. Besides, his lawyer Pran Nath also could not attend the hearing for business of election campaign of Dhaka Bar Association.
In this context, the court suspended the bail to Irfan and order to launching trial through framing charges against him.
It was learned that Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan filed the case on October 26, 2020 against Irfan and three of his associates for assaulting him at the Kalabagan crossing after Irfan’s car had hit the officer’s motorbike on October 25, 2020.
On March 18, the online bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md Badruzzaman granted Irfan’s bail.
On October 27, 2020, the Dhanmondi police officer-in-charge filed a petition with the chief metropolitan magistrate of Dhaka for adding Section 307 of the Penal Code to the case against Irfan and his associates for attempt to kill Wasif and his wife by hitting his motorbike with the car and beating him inhumanly in front of his wife.
On October 28, 2020, Irfan was shown arrested in the case.
On February 8, the Dhanmondi police pressed charges against Irfan, his bodyguard, driver and another for assaulting the Navy officer and obstructing him from performing his official duty but dropped the charge of attempting to murder.