SHILLONG, Oct 26: Bangladesh National Party (BNP) leader and former Bangladesh Minister Salahudding Ahmed who has been detained in Meghalaya since 2015 has been acquitted of all charges against him by a local court here.
The court of Judicial Magistrate First Class D G Kharshiing, which had concluded trial in August, pronounced the judgement today, officials informed on Friday.
“My client has been acquitted of all the charges and the prosecution failed to provide evidence,” Ahmed’s legal counsel S P Mahanta said.
He said the Court has also directed the Meghalaya police to deport Ahmed to his country of origin but the process will take sometimes.
The court had recorded the statements of 11 witnesses including the police and doctors examining him.
He was found loitering at Golflinks area on May 11 and he was arrested and charged for entering the country without any valid documents.
Ahmed, who was the joint secretary of the Opposition BNP in Bangladesh, had claimed that he was abducted in Bangladesh and did not know how he was brought to Shillong.