Two weeks on, no news of ‘deported’ man Fasih Mehmood. Twenty-eight year old engineer Fasih Mahmood is arrested in Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities are saying he is to be deported, families fear that he is the latest...
The Hindu reported on 16th May 2012: Faseeh Mahmood, an engineer living at Dammam in Saudi Arabia, arrested in that country on “terror-related charges,” has reportedly been deported to India.
Even though authorities here haven't confirmed his arrest and deportation, Mahmood's family is apprehensive that he may have been arrested in connection with terror charges, as he hails from the village of Barasmela in Darbhanga, from where Mohammed Kafeel Akthar was picked up by the Bangalore police on May 6, for his alleged role in the 2010 blasts at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Produce Fasih Mehmood in an Indian court
Respected Prime Minister
It has been over ten days that Fasih Mahmood was practically disappeared from his residence in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, where he worked as an engineer. On 13th May, Sunday, Mahmood was taken away by a group of Indian and Arab men, all in civil dress, and their house searched, while his wife, NIkhat Perveen, was held in a room by an Arab woman.
While his wife and family have received no official communication from the Indian government, speculation has been rife in the press that Mahmood has been arrested—a wholly wrong usage, as it can only be termed illegal detention—for being financier to the alleged terror plots of the shadowy organistaion, Indian Mujahideen. While pleas of Nikhat seeking the details of her husband’s whereabouts are falling on deaf ears, unnamed ‘sources’ are zealously leaking allegations against Mahmood to the press. So far, MHA, MEA and NHRC have all obstinately stonewalled Nikhat entreaties, feigning ignorance. The Home Secretary has refused to give any assurance to Nikhat that her husband would be produced; indeed, he claimed to have no information on him.
Fasih Mahmood’s illegal detention in an undisclosed location, possibly on foreign land, is in gross violation of all established legal procedures.
I demand that Fasih Mahmood must be immediately produced in an Indian court, and that the Indian government officially own up to this illegal ‘arrest’.
Fasih Mahmood must be given immediate access to his family and lawyers.