A Dhaka court has granted bail to Erfan Salim, son of Dhaka-7 lawmaker Haji Salim, in two separate cases filed over possession of alcohol and illegal walkie-talkies.
The court, however, stipulated that Erfan Salim appear before it every Tuesday.
Prannath Roy, his lawyer, confirmed the information to The Business Standard on Tuesday evening.
The development came after police had cleared Erfan Salim, also a ward councilor, from the charges of possessing illegal arms and drugs on Sunday.
Erfan and his associates carried out an assault on Navy Lieutenant Wasif Ahmed Khan at Kalabagan crossing two months ago.
A video footage of the incident went viral on social media platforms and drew huge public outcry.
At the same time, the navy official filed a case against Erfan and his associates.
On the following day, Rab carried out a nine-hour-long raid at Haji Salim's residence in Old Dhaka and recovered firearms and drugs, eventually filing two cases against Erfan and his associate Zahidul.
During the raid, RAB seized at least 38 walkie-talkie sets, three very high frequency sets, two pistols, two handcuffs, a router, six bottles of alcohol, a shooter gun, and 400 yaba pills.
More than two months later, Chawkbazar police submitted final reports in which charges against Erfan were dropped, but Zahidul was charge-sheeted in connection with the same raid.
Walid Hossain, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, explained to the media that the cases against Erfan had not made any references to "absolute possession".