GUWAHATI, May 29 - Sub-inspector Md Sanaullah, who had joined the Assam Police in 2018 after serving in the Indian Army for 30 years, has been declared foreigner by a tribunal. Assam Police received the Amingaon foreigners tribunal (FT) order yesterday and Sanaullah has been taken into custody. �He will be sent to the detention centre,� a police official said.
A resident of Boko, Sanaullah had retired from the Indian Army as an honorary captain after which he joined the Assam Police Border headquarters.
In the Indian Army, Sanaullah was with the Secunderabad headquartered Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME). After retirement, he was also getting pension from the army. He had last served with the army in Jammu & Kashmir.
His case in the FT has been pending since the last ten years.
Incidentally, the border branch of Assam Police where he is serving, is responsible for detecting and deporting foreigners.
An Assam Police official said the process of verification of a personnel�s credentials is done after he joins the force.
�Accordingly, we had done his verification after he joined Assam Police. In the verification report it was mentioned that there was a case against him in FT. But unless he is declared a foreigner, we cannot do anything,� the official said.
An Indian Army team is also looking into the matter, sources said.
Interestingly, police verification of a person�s credentials is also required when he joins the Indian defence forces.