Retd soldier detained for being a ‘foreigner’ in Assam last month gets bail

Mohammad Sanaullah, the former Army officer, who was declared a foreigner by a tribunal and sent to a detention centre in Assam last month, has been given bail by the Gauhati High Court. The court has also issued notices to the Centre and the state governments.

Sanaullah, who had won a president’s medal, was declared a “foreigner” by the Foreigners Tribunal, Kamrup, following a case registered in 2008 after his name was listed as a “D” (doubtful) voter.

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After the verdict of the tribunal, Sanaullah, a resident of Kolohikash village in Kamrup district, was lodged in a detention camp in Goalpara.

The Kargil war veteran’s family members then decided to file a case in the Gauhati High Court against the Assam Border Police for allegedly conspiring to declare Sanaullah a “foreigner”.

First Published:
Jun 07, 2019 17:12 IST

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