Indian court acquits BNP leader Salahnuddin in trespassing case
October 26th, 2018 at 7:40 pm
Indian court acquits BNP leader Salahnuddin in trespassing case

Dhaka – A Bangladeshi politician, found in Indian territory more than two months after he went missing from his home in Dhaka nearly three years ago, was acquitted from the charge of trespassing by an Indian court, media reports said on Friday.

East Khashi Hill District and Sessions Judges Court in Indian state of Meghalaya acquitted Salahuddin Ahmed, standing committee member of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), in the case over his alleged intrusion into India.

His counsel SP Mohanta said the court found Ahmed innocent. He has no obstacles to return to home, the lawyer said.

Family alleged a group of people identifying them as members of the law enforcement agency in March 2015 abducted Ahmed from his Uttara residence. But he was found by Shillong, the capital of Indian state of Meghalaya two months after he had gone missing.

Ahmed told the court that he knew nothing as to how he crossed into India. He was initially allowed bail in the case as he was sick. Ahmed has been living in India since he was found there.

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