Attack on Navy official: Personal assistant to Erfan Salim arrested

Sun Online Desk

27th October, 2020 11:05:52 printer

Attack on Navy official: Personal assistant to Erfan Salim arrested

Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested AB Siddique Dipu, personal assistant to Dhaka 7 MP Haji Md Salim's son Erfan Salim, in a case filed for "attacking" Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka.

Confirming the news, DB Additional Commissioner AKM Hafeez Akhter said the law enforcers arrested Dipu from Tangail early Tuesday and was brought to Dhaka later.

Lt Wasif filed the 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 councilor 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.

On Sunday 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.