LUMDING, Aug 25 - A couple from Lumding � Ratna Basak and her husband Ruhidas Basak � have filed two compensation suits demanding Rs 1 crore each in the court of the Civil Judge, Nagaon, against the State of Assam after the Foreigners Tribunal in Hojai gave its verdict in their favour following doubts over the woman�s nationality.
A sub-inspector of Lumding Police Station had doubts over the nationality of Ratna Basak, a resident of Brick Field Colony in Lumding. The police station conducted an inquiry and registered a case.
However, the Foreigners Tribunal in Hojai, while delivering its judgement, said the respondents � Ratna and Ruhidas Basak � were not foreigners. The couple appeared before the tribunal with documents, and the tribunal awarded the verdict in their favour on January 25, 2018.
The tribunal also said that on having any displeasure regarding the case, the couple can take the help of the law of the land and move a higher judiciary.
Ruhidas wrote to the Prime Minister, Principal Secretary of the Home Department, Government of Assam, and to the ministries of External Affairs, and Home Affairs in Delhi.
Ruhidas said he was born in Lumding in 1959 and got a job with the Railways in 1985. His father, Sreedam Chandra Basak, also served the Railways from 1951 to 1985, and had voted in the elections in 1966. Ruhidas said his wife Ratna Majumder was the daughter of Bireswas Majumder, a famous businessman of Diphu, Karbi Anglong, and a bonafide citizen of India.
Following the verdict, an Advocate Notice was served to the State Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Superintendent of Police (Border), Nagaon and to the Officer in Charge, Lumding PS, for awarding compensation amounting to Rs 1 crore to the Basak couple.
Ratna and Ruhidas Basak have now filed two compensation suits separately demanding Rs 1 crore each in the court of the Civil Judge, Nagaon.