Times24.net: Interpol's Dhaka unit has sent a red notice to India, requesting it to arrest the man and bring back to Dhaka, Bangladesh who claims to be BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed.
Ahmed, 54, who identified himself as a Bangladeshi national, a minister in the erstwhile Khaleda Zia-led BNP government and at present "joint secretary" of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, was found allegedly "hanging around aimlessly" by some people in Shillong on Monday morning.
Yesterday, he had told some reporters who followed him to Shillong civil hospital that he was "abducted" in his country, but was "clueless" about how he landed in India. Ahmed's family had declared him "missing" since March 10.
Since Ahmed had no valid papers, identity proof or travel permit, he was arrested by Meghalaya police and booked under the Foreigners Act.
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 Khasi Hills superintendent of police M. Kharkrang said here today. On discharge from hospital, Ahmed will be produced in court.