‘Assault on Navy official’: Haji Selim’s son Irfan held


Dhaka, Oct 26: Members of Rapid action Battalion (Rab) detained Irfan Selim, son of Dhaka-7 MP Haji Selim, from his father’s residence in Old Dhaka in the city on Monday on charge of “attacking” Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy.

Lt Col Ashique Billah, director (Legal and Media) wing of Rab, said a team of Rab conducted a drive in the house and detained him  in the afternoon.

They also detained Mohammad Zahid, Irfan’s bodyguard, from the house.

The drive at the house was going on till filling of this report at 4pm.

Earlier, a case was filed with Dhanmondi Police Station against Irfan Selim for ‘assaulting the navy official’ on Sunday night.

Lt Wasif filed the case against four named accused, including Irfan Selim, also councillor of ward-30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), and 2-3 unnamed accused.

The three other accused are AB Siddique Dipu, 45, Md Zahid, 35, and Md Mizanur Rahman, 30.

According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif’s motorcycle near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45 pm when he along with his wife was returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet area.

Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy official. They also abused his wife verbally, the navy official alleged.

Meanwhile, the incident went viral on social media.

Md Ikram Ali Mia, officer-in-charge of the police station, said the driver of the car, Mizanur, was detained from the spot and shown arrested in the case.