Assaulting Navy official: Irfan’s another aide Dipu held...

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Assaulting Navy official: Irfan’s another aide Dipu held

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:56 AM, 27 October 2020   Updated: 12:53 PM, 27 October 2020

Detainee AB Siddique Dipu

Detainee AB Siddique Dipu

Police have arrested AB Siddique Dipu, another associate of Haji Selim’s son Irfan Selim, on charges of assaulting Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy.

“He was arrested from Tangail around 3:30 am on Tuesday,” confirmed Dhaka Metropolitan Detective Police Ramna Zone DC HM Azimul Haque.

Dipu, one of the associates of DSCC’s Ward No. 30 Councilor Irfan Selim, is also the protocol officer of Haji Selim’s Medina Group. 

Earlier on Monday, RAB raided the residence of Irfan, son of MP Haji Selim and a councilor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). 

Irfan Selim was sentenced to one year in prison by RAB executive magistrate Sarwar Alam for possession and use of drugs and illegal walkie-talkies. At the time, Irfan’s bodyguard Md. Jahidul Islam was also sentenced to one year in prison.

On Sunday night, Lt Wasif lodged a case against four named accused, including Erfan Selim and 2-3 unnamed persons. The three other named 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.

After the incident, with the help of the local people and the traffic police officer of Dhanmondi police station, the navy officer and his wife were rescued and took them to Anwar Khan Modern Hospital for treatment.