Irfan’s associate put on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed AB Siddique, another associate of Irfan Selim, on a three-day remand in a case filed over assaulting an official of Bangladesh Navy.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sattyabroto Shikdar passed the order when Inspector Ashfaq Rajib Hasan, also the investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court with a seven-day remand prayer.

Besides, the court also rejected the bail petition of Siddique.

Meanwhile, the court fixed Wednesday for hearing a petition filed by police to interrogate Haji Selim’s son Irfan and his bodyguard Zahid in custody.

Detectives arrested Siddique, 45, from Tangail early Tuesday, said Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

With his arrest, all the named accused in the case, including Irfan, are now behind bars.

The other arrestees are Md Zahid and driver Mizanur Rahman.

Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy filed the case at Dhanmondi Police Station naming four people and several unnamed others.

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

Later, some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy officer and verbally abused his wife.

Rab detained Irfan from his father’s residence on Devdas Lane in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon.

A mobile court of Rab sentenced Irfan and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.

Source: United News of Bangladesh