Family members of Mohammad Sanaullah have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention in the detention of the retired Army officer as foreigner and requested him to recognise the 52-year-old retired subedar as Indian.
In her letter to the Prime Minister, Mohammad Sanaullah's wife Sadbhanu Bibi clearly mentioned about the services her husband offered in the Indian Army.
"My husband served the Indian Army for 30 years and he has also served the Assam police. Why this question on his identity of being an Indian then?" wrote in her letter to the PM.
"In 2008 a notice was issued but we were unaware of it as then we were in Manipur. Later we submitted the NRC forms, but our names did not appear in the NRC list," she further said, adding, "However, names of our other family members did appear in the list."
It may be mentioned that Mohammad Sanaullah (52), who retired from the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of Indian Army as an honorary Lieutenant on May 31, 2017, was arrested by the Assam police's border wing after the Foreigners' Tribunal in Assam's Kamrup district had declared him a foreigner on May 23 and sent him to a detention camp in Goalpara.