Boko, May 29, 2019:

Mohammed Sanaullah, a retired captain of the Indian Army from Kolohikas village in Chaigaon, Assam has been declared as a foreigner by the Boko Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT).

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Mohammed Sanaullah has been taken into custody by the Kamrup Police and currently has is in custody at North Guwahati Police Station after he has been declared as a foreigner by the tribunal.

According to reports, there was a pending case against Sanaullah at the Foreigner’s Tribunal in Boko. As he tried to trace the case at the office of the SP (border), Kamrup Rural, the Foreigners’ Tribunal in Ulubari and in Boko, he finally found out from the Boko FT that the case registered against somebody named Md Samsul Hoque of Agchiya Village in Boko.

Sanaullah joined the army before 1987 and served the army for 30 years. He retired on May 31, 2017. He then joined Assam Police in 2018.

He took part in three counter-insurgency operations in Doda district and near the LOC in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir from 2015 to 2017. He also took part in counter-insurgency operations at Leimakhong in Imphal West district of Manipur from 2007-2010.

On September 2, 2014, Sanaullah was presented Certificate of Appreciation from the President of India. He completed his schooling from Champupara High School. His nephew informed that the names of Sanaullah’s wife, son and two daughters were excluded in the NRC draft. Whereas, both of his brother’s names appeared in the NRC draft.

Of the over 40 lakh people not included in the list, 2.48 lakh have been identified as Doubtful Voters (D-Voters) and their descendants and siblings.

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