New Delhi, June 7: Retired Indian Army captain Mohammed Sanaullah on Friday was granted bail by Guwahati High Court. Sanaullah was detained by police in Assam after he was declared a foreigner or illegal migrants on May 23. The 52-year-old retired army officer was sent to a detention camp after a tribunal court declared him a foreigner. Kargil War Veteran Lt Mohammed Sanaullah Excluded From NRC, Declared Foreigner; Supreme Court Pulls Up Officials.
The lawyer of Sanaullah, Aman Wadud said, "Guwahati High Court passed an order of interim bail. He'll be released from detention centre with a condition of Rupees 20,000 bail bond, two local sureties and his bio-metrics will be taken before the release." Assam NRC: Don't Cut Short Process to Meet Deadline, Supreme Court Tells Coordinator After Retired Soldier Declared Foreigner.
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Aman Wadud: We're confident we'll win...The biggest point is that the Investigating Officer himself said that he never investigated or inquired him. We've made him a party. The case doesn't stand because he was never investigated. Border Police had filed a false case against him. https://t.co/xK5vBrwOvg
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"We're confident we'll win. The biggest point is that the investigating officer himself said that he never investigated or enquired him [Mohammed Sanaullah]. We've made him a party. The case doesn't stand because he was never investigated. Border Police had filed a false case against him," the lawyer added.
After Sanaullah's exclusion from National Register for Citizen (NRC), Supreme Court had asked the NRC coordinator to not cut short the process in order to meet the deadline. "Don't cut short the process just because you have to meet the deadline of July 31. Please make sure there are no loopholes in the process and it is done properly," the top court said.