Local Government (City Corporation) Act states that if a person is convicted by any court, he/she will be dismissed from his post
Erfan Selim, councillor of Ward 30 under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), has been suspended from his post.
Local Government and Rural Development and Cooperative Minister Tajul Islam confirmed the matter.
“We have decided to suspend councillor Erfan in compliance with City Corporation rules. A gazette notification for suspension is underway,” stated the minister during a press briefing at the Secretariat on Tuesday.
Later on Tuesday evening, the Local Government Division issued the notification in this regard, saying Erfan had been suspended from his post as he had been jailed for a year.
The Local Government (City Corporation) Act of 2009 states that if a person is convicted by any court, he/she will be dismissed from his post.
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Erfan Selim, son of Awami League MP Haji Md Selim, has been jailed for a year after illegal guns, ammunition, liquor, walkie-talkies and handcuffs were found during a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raid at the MP's Old Dhaka residence.
Earlier on Sunday night, a video of Lieutenant Wasif Ahmad screaming for justice before the public after being assaulted by Erfan, his bodyguard, driver and a few accomplices went viral on social media.
The attack took place in the Kalabagan bus stop area at around 7:45pm on Sunday, when the military officer protested after his motorcycle was hit by Erfan’s car, which had a parliament sticker.
Later, a case was filed with Dhanmondi police station accusing four people – Erfan Selim, AB Siddique Dipu, Mohammad Zahid and driver Mizanur Rahman – over the incident.