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Kargil War veteran who was declared ‘foreigner’ gets bail

Chandigarh, June 7

The Gauhati High Court on Friday granted bail to a decorated former Army veteran who was arrested after a Tribunal declared him “foreigner”.

Mohammad Sanaullah, a Kargil War veteran, was arrested and sent to a detention camp last week after Kamrup Foreigners Tribunal passed its verdict.

Sanullah, a resident of Assam’s Kolohikash village under Boko police station in Kamrup district, had recently been discharged from his job as a Sub Inspector of the Assam Police’s Border Branch.

The tribunal’s decision came following a case registered there in 2008 after Sanaullah’s name was listed as a ‘D’ (doubtful) voter in the voters list, according to Kamrup district Additional Superintendent of Police Sanjib Saikia.

Before proceeding to the camp, Sanaullah told waiting journalists that he had documents to prove his Indian citizenship.

He said he served the country for 30 years (1987-2017), joining the force as an official of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering department and was also awarded with President’s Medal in 2014. He has a President’s Medal for his services.