Attack on Navy Officer: Arrest Warrant Issued for Irfan Selim

Irfan Selim || Photo: Collected

Irfan Selim || Photo: Collected

A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant for Irfan Selim, son of Dhaka-7 MP Haji Selim, in a case over the unprovoked attack on an off-duty Navy officer in 2021.

Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Muhammad Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order while rejecting an application for bail by the accused.

The court had earlier set Wednesday (Feb. 8) for hearings, but Ifran was absent from court on account of illness. A time petition was also placed for him, but the court rejected it.

Irfan's counsel, Sri Prannath, prayed for bringing forward the date of the hearing due to his personal jobs.

Rejecting the time petition, the court issued the arrest warrant for Irfan and asked for the trial process to be formally initiated through the framing of charges against the five accused, including Irfan.

The court also set March 6 for recording testimonies of witnesses in the case.

The other four accused are his bodyguard Jahidul Mollah, driver Mizanur Rahman, Madina Group Protocol Officer AB Siddique Dipu, and associate Kazi Ripon.

Of them, Jahidul has been in jail, Mizanur and Dipu are now out on bail, and Ripon is absconding.

A case was filed with Dhanmondi Police Station against Irfan Selim for assaulting a navy official, Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan, more than two years back. October 26, 2020.

Lt Wasif filed the case against four named, including Irfan Selim, also a councilor of ward-30 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), and 2-3 unnamed persons he accused.

According to the case statement, a private car hit Lt Wasif's motorcycle near Labaid Hospital at Dhanmondi on October 25, 2020, when he along with his wife was returning to their Mohammadpur residence from the Nilkhet area.

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained Irfan Selim in this connection later._UNB

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