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Salahuddin sent under judicial custody


BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days in a case filed against him for entering India without valid documents.
A Shillong court yesterday ordered police to send Salahuddin in Shillong Jail, Vivek Syiem, superintendent of police, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya told reporters.
He said the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Shillong District and Sessions Judge Court gave the order after a brief hearing after Salahuddin Ahmed was produced before the court.Salahuddin will be produced before the court on June 11 for next hearing, said the police official.
Shillong police filed the case against the BNP leader under Foreigners Act a day after he was found loitering in the Golf Link area in the city after 63 days after he was taken away from an Uttara residence in the city.
Sources said police did not appeal to the court for taking Salahuddin in remand.
At the beginning of the court proceedings, the judge asked police whether they want to take Salahuddin in remand for interrogation. In reply, police told the court that there is no need to take Salahuddin on remand, another source said. There was no attorney on the government’s side during yesterday’s proceeding.
Salahuddin also told the court that he has pain in his chest.
The judge then ordered police to carry out a thorough medical check-up of the BNP joint secretary general before sending him to jail, sources added.
Nani Gopal Gosh, a Shillong based journalist said Meghalaya police produced him before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court of KML Nongbri at around 2:30pm local time.
Salahuddin’s lawyer SP Mahanta and Anil Agarwal in separate arguments told the court that Salahuddin was sick and he was released from a Shillong specialised hospital a day before and he has been sufferings from different ailments.
Salahuddin Ahmed was taken in police custody on Tuesday as North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (Neigrihms) Hospital released him declaring his condition “stable”.
Shillong police admitted Salahuddin at a mental hospital and later shifted him to Shillong Civil Hospital after he was found there on May 10. He was shifted to NEIGRIHMS Hospital on May 20 for better treatment.
Meanwhile Salahuddin’s wife Hasina Ahmed on Friday filed a petition with a Shillong lower court, asking it to allow her husband to go to Singapore for treatment. The court, however, did not hold any hearing on that and asked the local police to submit a report on Salahuddin by May 29. – Staff Reporter


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