Erfan Salim to be sacked from councillor post today: LGRD minister

Sun Online Desk

27th October, 2020 02:16:59 printer

Erfan Salim to be sacked from councillor post today: LGRD minister

Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tazul Islam has said that Erfan Salim, son of MP Haji Salim, will be sacked from the post of councillor today as he was sentenced to jail by a mobile court.

The minister came up with the comment while talking to reports about the issue at his ministry office on Tuesday noon.

Earleri, Helaluddin Ahmed, senior secretary to the local government department of the LGED Ministry, said, "We will take action against councillor Erfan Salim when we will receive a report from the Dhaka South City Corporation (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.

Erfan Salim is the No 30 ward councillor of Dhaka South City Corporation.

RAB detained Erfan 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 Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday sentenced Erfan Salim 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.