Retired Indian armyman doubted for being a Bangladeshi immigrant. A retired army officer has been accused of illegal immigrant from Bangladesh. Assam police has also asked him to prove his Indian citizenship. The case will be heard by the foreigners’ tribunal on October 13. Mohd Azmal Hoque, who got retired as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) last year, after serving the army for 30 years, is living with his family at Guwahati when he received a notice from a foreigners’ tribunal last month. According to Hoque, police verification was necessary at the time of joining which was conducted this time as well.
It was alleged that he entered Assam illegally without any valid documents. Hoque joined the army in 1986 in a non-combat role as technician and retired from the corps of electronics and mechanical engineers (EME) as Subedar.Earlier on July 6 notice was issued in which Hoque was asked to appear before court on September 11 to prove his citizenship.However, 49 year old failed to keep the date. The reason behind this was that he didn’t receive the notice the notice, as it reached his ancestral village Kalahikash near Boko, nearly 70 km from the state capital, after September 11, resulting to which, he will now have to appear before the tribunal on October 13.
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