Irfan Selim acquitted in drug case
Published: 11:30 AM, 1 March 2021 Updated: 01:20 PM, 1 March 2021
rfan Selim arrested by RAB; Photo: Daily Bangladesh
A court in Dhaka today has acquitted Mohammad Irfan Selim, a temporarily ousted councilor of Ward No. 30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) in a case under the Narcotics Control Act.
The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahinur Rahman passed the order on Monday after receiving the final report.
Earlier on February 18, Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes acquitted Irfan Selim in an Arms Act.
Police, on January 5, discharged Irfan Selim in two separate cases under the Arms and Narcotics Control Act and submitted a final report. Besides, Irfan Selim has been granted bail by the RAB mobile court for carrying drugs and walkie-talkies.
On October 26, RAB raided the house of Irfan’s father Haji Selim in Bara Katra of Old Dhaka. At that time, the RAB’s mobile court sentenced Irfan Selim to one-year imprisonment for possession of drugs. Irfan’s bodyguard Md. Zahid was sentenced to six months in jail for carrying a walkie-talkie.
Then on October 28, RAB-3’s DAD Qayyum Islam filed four separate arms and drug cases against Irfan Selim and bodyguard Zahid with Chawkbazar police station.
On February 11, DB police filed a chargesheet against five people, including Irfan Selim, for allegedly beating and threatening to kill a naval officer.
The other accused in the chargesheet are – Irfan Selim’s bodyguards Zahidul Molla, AB Siddique Dipu, driver Mizanur and Ripon Kazi. All the accused except fugitive Ripon Kazi are in jail after remand.