NEW DELHI, July 3 - The case of Md Sanaullah figured in the Parliament on Wednesday, with the Centre clarifying that a foreigners tribunal (FT) found that he had failed to furnish the required evidence under Section 9 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 to establish his linkage to his parentage on Indian soil prior to March 25, 1971, and to submit any proof to establish the fact that he was an Indian citizen by birth.
Md Sanaullah was kept in a detention camp. The Gauhati High Court vide its order dated June 7 this year granted interim bail to him.
A reference under the Foreigners Act, 1946 about the nationality of retired army personnel Md Sanaullah of Kalahikash under Boko police station in Kamrup district of Assam was made by the local police. On receipt of the reference, an FT Kamrup district issued a notice to Md Sanaullah and examined the documents and witnesses produced by him as per procedure, Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said.
The FT observed that none of the documents and their contents produced by Md Sanaullah were proved by the authorities concerned to establish the linkage on his citizenship.