A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to Erfan Salim, the son of Dhaka-7 lawmaker and Awami League leader Haji Md Salim in two cases, in which he was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by a mobile court.
Dhaka Additional District Magistrate Bhaskar Debnath Bappi passed the order on condition that Erfan Salim will appear before the court every week in connection with the cases.Erfan’s counsel Pran Nath said they filed two petitions with the court challenging the one-year imprisonment of Erfan Salim by the mobile court for possessing alcohol and walkie-talkies.
On October 26 last year, Erfan, also a councillor of Dhaka South City Corporation’s Ward-30, was sentenced to six months in jail over recovery of illegal alcohol and another six months for possessing unregistered walkie-talkies.
Earlier on Monday, Chawkbazar police submitted the final reports clearing Erfan of the charges in two other cases saying that they did not find enough evidence to prove the charges against him.
The two cases were filed under the Narcotics Control and Arms Acts on October 27 following a raid by RAB on his house in the capital’s Chawkbazar area.
Police, however, submitted charge sheets against Erfan’s bodyguard Zahidul Mollah in two other cases filed under Narcotics Control and Arms Acts as they found the allegations to be true.
Erfan and Zahidul Mollah was arrested after a case was filed against him on charge of attacking Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy in Dhanmondi area of the capital on October 25 last year.