Erfan Salim sacked from councilor post, DMP chief says investigation into case against Erfan will be unbiased
Imrul Hossain for DOT
 The Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Ministry published a circular yesterday removing Erfan Selim from the ward councilor post, reported The Daily Sun, Daily Bangladesh.
He was councilor of No. 30 ward under Dhaka South City Corporation.
 Earlier, the Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tazul Islam said that Erfan Salim, son of MP Haji Salim, will be sacked from the post of councillor as he was sentenced to jail by a mobile court. The minister came up with the comment while talking to reports about the issue at his ministry office yesterday.  Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam said that Erfan Salim, who is behind the bar for attacking Navy officer and his wife, will not get scope to influence investigation into the case.
 A confusion has been created in the public mind as to whether investigation into the case against lawmaker Haji Selim’s son and Dhaka South City Corporation councillor Erfan will be unbiased or not.
 Attending a programme of the Quick Response Team to protect women and children from any danger at Tejgaon Police Station yesterday, Shafiqul Islam replied to queries of the journalists.
“Any attempt to influence the investigation will be futile. We will finish investigation and submit report shortly,” he said.
 RAB detained Erfan from his father’s residence at Devdas Lane of Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday afternoon following a case filed with Dhanmondi Police Station by Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy for assaulting him.
A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday sentenced Erfan Salim and his bodyguard Zahid to one year in jail for possessing illegal walkie-talkies and drinking liquor.
Two separate cases will be filed at the local police station — one under the Arms Act and another under Narcotics Control Act — against the duo.
Two firearms, 38 walkie-talkies and liquor were recovered from the house during the drive.