A Shillong judge court in India has upheld a magistrate court’s verdict that acquitted BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed in a case filed against him over trespassing into India in 2015.
The judge court acquitted me disposing of the appeal on Tuesday (Mar 1), said Salahuddin to the media.
He said a Shillong magistrate court earlier acquitted me. Later the Indian government appealed against the verdict.
The judge court also asked the Indian government to take necessary steps to send him back to Bangladesh, he said.
Replying to a question asked by the media, the BNP leader said he is eagerly waiting to return home.
Earlier on October 26, 2018, the court of the first class judicial magistrate, DG Kharshiing, acquitted Salahuddin Ahmed in the case and asked the state government to take necessary steps for his immediate repatriation.
Salahuddin, a former state minister on May 11, 2015 has gone missing. Later, he was found in Shillong, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya.
He was arrested for entering India without any valid documents. A case was filed against him under the Foreigners Act.
However, Shillong police pressed charges against him in the case.
BDST: 2004 HRS, MARCH 01, 2023