SHILLONG, May 13 � Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Salahuddin Ahmed, who was arrested here on Monday, could not be produced before the court as he was in hospital for kidney and cardiac problems.
�We could not produce him in court as he is being treated in Shillong Civil Hospital. We will produce him the moment he is released from there,� East Khasi Hills district Superintendent of Police M Kharkrang said today.
Dr DJ Goswami, who is attending Ahmed, said he is suffering from kidney ailments and cardiac problems which has been having for quite some time.
�We have conducted some tests on the patient. His ECG is quite normal. I think we have to consult a surgeon for the kidney stones,� Dr Goswami said.
The BNP chief spokesman was detained after he was found wandering in Golf Link area in the city on Monday night and was later arrested and charged under Section 14 of the Foreigner�s Act for not carrying valid documents to travel, the SP said.
Stating that he was �inconsistent� during initial interrogation, the SP said Ahmed was admitted at the State�s mental hospital here and yesterday admitted to the Shillong Civil Hospital where he is currently lodged. � PTI