Another Twist in Kargil War Veteran Sanaullah's Episode

Another Twist in Kargil War Veteran Sanaullah's Episode


Guwahati, June 2, 2019:

The debate over the declaration as former army personnel Mohammed Sanaullah as a 'foreigner' continues to rage and the episode is starting to take new twists and turns.

In the latest development in the case, an FIR has been filed against the investigation officer Chandramal Das at the Boko Police Station. The FIR was filed by Amjad Ali Ahmed, Subahan Ali, and Mohammad Quran Ali. It is alleged that the investigation officer named them as the witnesses in his report against Sanaullah. The three persons have attested that they were not aware of the fact that their names had been included in the report of Chandramal Das as witnesses.

Mohammad Sanaullah, a fifty-two year old man who retired from the Army in 2017 as Honorary Lieutenant, was arrested and sent to a detention centre on May 28, five days after a Foreigners Tribunal had declared him a 'Foreigner'.

In a petition filed in the Gauhati High Court on Friday, the Tribunal's decision adjudging Sanaullah as a non-citizen and his consequent arrest has been challenged as "arbitrary, perverse and illegal".


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.

Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has slammed the state government over the declaration of the Indian Army Captain Mohammed Sanaullah as a foreigner and his being sent to a detention camp.

Meanwhile, it has been alleged that false chargesheets of D-voters are made within the locked room of police stations.

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