Irfan Selim, the suspended Councilor of Ward 30 under Dhaka South City Corporation, and his bodyguard Zahid were remanded in police custody for three days on Wednesday in a case filed over the assault on a Navy officer.
Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order when police produced them before the court and sought seven days to interrogate them.
Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy filed the case at Dhanmondi Police Station naming four people. Apart from Haji Selim’s son Irfan and Zahid, the other accused are -- AB Siddique Dipu, 45, and Md Mizanur Rahman, 30.
All four are now behind bars.
According to the case statement, a car hit Wasif's motorcycle near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi around 7:45pm when he and his wife were returning to their Mohammadpur residence from Nilkhet.
Some people came out of the car and physically assaulted the navy official and verbally abused his wife.
Rab arrested Irfan from his father Haji Selim’s residence on Devdas Lane in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon. Two firearms, 38 walkie-talkies and liquor were seized from Irfan’s house during the drive.
Later, a Rab mobile court sentenced Irfan and Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.
Rab said they were given six-month jail each for drinking liquor and another six months for the illegal possession of walkie-talkies.
Meanwhile, the government suspended Irfan from the post of councillor on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, four separate cases were filed at Chawkbazar Police Station against Irfan and Zahid for possessing firearms and drugs.