Bangladesh

Erfan Salim to be sacked from councillor post: LGD secretary

Mohammad Erfan Salim, son of MP Haji Salim, will be sacked from the post of councillor as he was sentenced to imprisonment by a mobile court.

Helaluddin Ahmed, senior secretary to the Local Government Department of the LGED Ministry, said, "We will take action against councilor Erfan Salim when we 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 is councillor of ward 30 of Dhaka South City Corporation.

Read more: Assaulting A Navy Officer: Haji Salim's son Erfan arrested

Rab detained Erfan from his father's residence at Devdas Lane of Swarighat in Old Dhaka yesterday following a case filed with Dhanmondi Police Station by Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy for assaulting him.

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday sentenced Erfan and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and liquor.

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