Erfan Salim cleared from drug charges
Published : Monday, 1 March, 2021 at 10:52 AM Count : 336
A Dhaka court on Monday cleared suspended councilor Erfan Salim, also son of Awami League leader Haji Selim, from the charges in a drug case.
Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order accepting the final report of the case.
Inspector Muhammad Delwar Hossain submitted probe reports of arms and drug cases on January 5 seeking clearance of Erfan from the drug charges.
Erfan Salim was sentenced to six months' jail in connection with recovery of illegal alcohol and another six months for possessing illegal walkie-talkies. His bodyguard Zahidur Rahman was also sentenced to same terms for the same charges.
On the night of October 25, the accused allegedly beaten and threatened Bangladesh Navy's Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan.
The following morning, the victim filed an attempt to murder case with Dhanmondi Police Station mentioning the names of Haji Salim MP's son Erfan, AB Siddique Dipu, Md Jahid and Mizanur Rahman.
On the same day, a mobile court of RAB launched a raid at Salim's 'Chan Sardar Dada Bari' residence in old Dhaka's Chawkbazar area.