Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Bangladeshi held with military documents ends jail term in Sikkim

Gangtok, Aug 4 (PTI) A Bangladeshi national, who had been jailed following seizure of some secret documents relating to military locations of the country six years ago, has been released, official sources said today.

Dilip Kumar Roy, aged about 50 years, was released from Rongyek bail yesterday. Under police escort, he left for Kolkata from where he will go to Bangladesh, the sources said.
Arrested from near the army cantonment premises in Deorali, the Bangladeshi national had been charged under provisions of the Official Secrets Act.

He was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to a 10-year jail term.
Roy filed a petition in the Sikkim High Court earlier this year reeking leniency after which a division bench of the Sikkim High Court reduced his sentence to six years which ended yesterday.