Interpol red notice for Salahuddin
14 May 2015, Nirapad News: Interpol’s Dhaka unit has sent a red notice to India, requesting it to arrest the man who claims to be BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed.
Since Ahmed had no valid papers, identity proof or travel permit, he was arrested by Meghalaya police and booked under the Foreigners Act as he was found allegedly ‘hanging around aimlessly’ by some people in Shillong on Monday morning.
Meghalaya director-general of police Rajiv Mehta told The Telegraph over phone that Interpol Dhaka has sent a red corner notice to India on Tuesday requesting it to arrest Ahmed.
“The red alert notice was received by us (Meghalaya police) through the CBI and we have already responded to the CBI,” he said.
However, officials in the Meghalaya government said the identity of Ahmed was yet to be officially confirmed. As he is still in hospital for medical treatment, interrogators said they would get the opportunity to interrogate him only when he is discharged.
“Officially, the identity of the individual has not been ascertained yet. We are waiting for his release from hospital to start interrogation,” East KhasiHills superintendent of police M. Kharkrang said today.
On discharge from hospital, Ahmed will be produced in court, he added.
Ahmed’s wife has applied for Indian visa and will leave for Shillong as soon as she gets it.
A police official said if Ahmed claims that he was abducted in his country, the question that emerges is why and how he landed here (Shillong) in India.
Shillong civil hospital cardiologist Dr D.J. Goswami, who is supervising Ahmed’s health condition, said he was physically and mentally stable though medical tests were being conducted to verify his health status.
Earlier on Tuesday whereabouts of missing BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed was known. He was under treatment at a mental hospital in Shillong of Meghalaya.
The BNP leader’s wife Hasina Ahmed on Tuesday noon told the media that Salahuddin Ahmed, from a mental hospital of Meghalaya state, called her and said that he is alive and fit.
However, BNP leader Salahuddin went missing in the night of March 10.