Guwahati : The Gauhati High Court on Friday will hear the case of the retired Junior Commissioned Army captain Mohammad Sanaullah who was declared a “foreigner” by a tribunal here in Assam.
High profile advocate of the Supreme Court Indira Jaisingh will fight the case for Sanaullah. She will be fighting the case without any fees from him. Apart from Indira Jaisingh, two more lawyers will be attending the court on Sanaullah’s behalf.
Meanwhile, Congress MP fro Kaliabor has dashed off a letter to Union Home Minister Amit shah to intervene in the case and give justice to the person who has been falsely implicated as a “foreigner”.
It may be mentioned that Mohammad Sanaulla, a fifty two year old man who retired from the Army in 2017 as Honorary Lieutenant, was arrested and sent to detention centre on May 28,five days after a Foreigners Tribunal had declared him a “foreigner”.
The proceedings against Sanaullah were initiated in September 2018, based on a report filed by the Assam Border Police in 2008 which stated that he was an “illegal migrant.”
Ironically, after retirement from the Army he was working as a Sub Inspector in the Assam Border Police that is tasked with identifying, detaining and deporting doubtful citizens and illegal migrants.