Senior Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader and former Bangladesh minister Salahuddin Ahmed, who was granted bail by a lower court in Shillong after he was arrested on May 12, has been asked not to leave the Meghalaya capital.
Ahmed, who had surfaced in Shillong on May 11 after he was reportedly abducted in Dhaka on March 10, was also released from the NEIGRIHMS Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for heart and kidney ailments since his arrest.
A joint secretary and spokesperson of the opposition BNP headed by former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia, Ahmed wants to go to Singapore where he has been undergoing treatment for over 10 years now, his wife Hasina said. “I cannot take him back to Bangladesh now. He will not be safe there,” she had told The Indian Express.
The politician, who claimed that he could not recollect how he crossed the border and ended up in Shillong, has been booked under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act. Ahmed could not produce any travel documents.
He was released from the hospital after doctors declared his condition to be stable, but the court has debarred him from leaving the city.