Assam NRC: Retired Army officer Mohammad Sanaullah name not in NRC

Mohammad Sanaullah had hit the headlines last year after he was declared a foreigner by the foreigners tribunal and sent to detention camp.


Guwahati

A retired Indian Army junior commissioned officer, Mohammad Sanaullah couldn’t make it to the final Assam NRC list since his appeal against the Foreigners’ Tribunal’s (FT) order was pending in Gauhati High Court, says he will wait for the High Court to decide his appeal before considering his next move. He added that he had hoped for “some last minute change” making his inclusion in the NRC possible, but that didn’t happen.

Mohammad Sanaullah had hit the headlines last year after he was declared a foreigner by the foreigners tribunal and sent to detention camp. He has failed to make it to the final NRC list. While his wife remains on the final list, the names of his two daughters and son are missing from the final list.

Mohammad Sanaullah, who had won a president’s medal, was declared a foreigner by the Foreigners Tribunal, Kamrup, following a case registered in 2008 after his name was listed as a “D” (doubtful) voter. He was sent to a detention camp in the month of May before he was granted bail by the Gauhati High Court. The High Court, however, didn’t quash the earlier order of the Foreigners’ Tribunal and said that hearings on his petition will continue.

A retired Subedar with the Indian Army, Sanaullah, 52, joined the force in 1987. His service discharge book notes two stints in Jammu & Kashmir and one in Manipur in the “war service showing the theatre of operation” column.

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