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Salahuddin’s verdict in Shillong deferred

  • Published at 09:28 pm October 15th, 2018
BNP Salahuddin Ahmed
File photo of BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed Dhaka Tribune

The BNP leader has been stuck in a limbo in India for three years

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Salahuddin Ahmed’s verdict in a case of illegal entry to India has been deferred to October 26.

His lawyer SP Mahanta told this correspondent from Shillong, Meghalaya that the Court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class) in Shillong deferred the case on Monday.

Earlier, the court scheduled September 28 as the day for pronouncing the verdict. But the matter was postponed again to October 15.

On this day, the verdict has been once again deferred to Oct 26.

It was on May 11, 2015 that the BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed was spotted in the Golf Link area at Shillong. The Police were informed by locals that an individual was suspiciously and aimlessly wandering in the area.

The BNP leader was first taken to the Meghalaya Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (MIMHANS) after police found him not speaking properly during an interrogation.

But Salahuddin was found mentally sound at MIMHANS and subsequently referred to Shillong Civil Hospital for treatment.

The BNP leader alleged in front of reporters that he was kidnapped in Bangladesh on March 10, 2015. However, he claimed he does not know how he suddenly appeared in Shillong two months later.

On May 12, 2015 the BNP leader was arrested by the Meghalaya police for not possessing valid documents.

The Court has framed the charges against Salahuddin Ahmed under Section 14 of India’s Foreigners Act, 1946 for coming to India without valid documents.

He was granted bail on June 5, 2015 with a set of conditions that he has to appear before the court or superintendent of police, should not abscond or leave the jurisdiction of the court and furnish his complete residential address to the superintendent of police.