The High Court yesterday refused to grant bail to Erfan Salim, son of Dhaka-7 lawmaker Haji Salim, in a case filed on charge of attacking Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka in October last year.
The court, however, issued a rule asking the state to explain in two weeks why Erfan Selim, now in jail, should not be granted bail in the case. The HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Badruzzaman came up with the rule after hearing a petition filed by Erfan Selim seeking bail in the case.
Lawyer Sayed Ahmed Raza appeared for Erfan while Deputy Attorney General Dr Md Bashir Ullah represented the state at the hearing.
Lt Wasif had filed the case with Dhanmondi Police Station on October 25, naming four accused including Erfan Salim (37) and three others -- AB Siddique Dipu (45), Md Zahid (35) and Md Mizanur Rahman (30) for attacking him on October 25.
A team of Rapid Action Battalion conducted a drive at Erfan's house in Old Dhaka and arrested him the same day.