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Traspass charge framed against Salahuddin in Shillong


A Shillong court in the Indian state of Meghalaya yesterday framed charges against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed on alleged trespass into India.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate KML Nongbri fixed July 30 for starting the trial of the case filed under the foreigners act.
Earlier on June 3, Shillong police pressed charges against the former state minister 23 days after the case filling.Talking to reporters, SP Mahanta, the counsel of Salahuddin, said that his client denied the charges because he did not trespass.
“If Salahuddin confess his crime, the court will order to send him to Bangladesh after awarding punishment against him,” said lawyer IC Jha who stood for the state.
According to law, the BNP leader might be awarded jail term up to five years if he is found guilty.
Salahuddin, 54, is now residing in a rented house at Shillong and taking treatment from North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (Neigrihms) under judicial custody.
Shillong police arrested the BNP joint secretary general while he was loitering in Golf Link area of Shillong on May 11, around two months after alleged plainclothes detectives picked him up from a residence at the capital Dhaka’s Uttara town.
BNP and Salahuddin’s family had alleged that the law enforcers had picked him up who had been acting as BNP’s spokesperson at that time of anti-government movement.
The government has however rejected the allegation.
Salahuddin was first admitted to a mental hospital in Shillong as police found him “mentally unstable”. Later, he was shifted to Shillong Civil Hospital.
On May 20, he was taken to Neigrihms for better treatment.
A Shillong court on May 27 placed Salahuddin, also a former state minister on judicial custody.
Two days later, another court rejected his bail prayer. He sought bail for better treatment of his ailment in a third country. – Staff Reporter


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