The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives on Tuesday suspended Dhaka South City Corporation Councillor Erfan Selim who has been jailed for illegally having liquor and possessing unauthorised walkie-talkies.
The ministry took the decision under the Local Government (City Corporation) Act 2009, reads a gazette notification.
Erfan Selim was the No 30 ward councilor of Dhaka South City Corporation.
On Sunday evening, Erfan, son of MP Haji Selim assaulted a navy officer and his wife near the Kalabagan crossing in Dhanmondi area after the official's motorcycle collided with Erfan's car.
The military officer filed a case with Dhanmondi Police Station on Monday morning accusing the lawmaker's son and others.
Following the case, RAB launched the drive and arrested Erfan Selim and his bodyguard Md Jahidul Islam.
A mobile court on Monday sentenced Erfan along with his driver to jail for one year after finding illegal liquor and unauthorised walkie-talkies at his house.