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Oct 23, 2012 at 05:54pm IST

We will seek custody of Fasih Mohammed: Bangalore Police

Bangalore: Bangalore Police on Monday said they would seek custody of Fasih Mohammed, a suspected Indian Mujahideen operative and key accused in the Delhi and Bangalore blasts, who was arrested after deportation from Saudi Arabia. "If Delhi Police has taken Fasih into custody, we will also be seeking his custody as he is involved in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blasts", Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) B Dayanand said.

"We have not received any official communication yet. So I can't comment on that but we have already moved a red corner notice so whenever he is deported or arrested, we will seek his custody," he added. Fasih, who was in detention for five months in Saudi Arabia, was taken into custody at Delhi airport on his arrival from the Gulf. India had sought his deportation and also got an Interpol Red Corner notice issued against him. Believed to be a member of the banned Indian Mujahideen, Bihar-born Fasih, an engineer, is allegedly involved in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blasts in Bangalore and the shooting near Jama Masjid (Delhi), both in 2010, and is wanted by Delhi and Bangalore police.

Sabi Mehmood, Fasih's brother said, "My brother should be investigated so that the truth comes out. I am convinced he is innocent. He has no links with the Indian Mujahideen. Our family would sacrifice themselves for the nation. We can never think of betraying it." Fasih’s wife claims he has been illegally deported and that police have no evidence against him. "Even after deporting him, we weren't contacted. It's been more than 5 months and there is no chargesheet. They couldn't produce the chargesheet so they've deported him illegally. There is no evidence. They've quoted a Saudi newspaper and according to that they've taken action. They have no other logical evidence."

Meanwhile, Home Secretary RK Singh said that Fasih has been deported after serving his sentence in Saudi Arabia. “We have enough evidence against him," he said.

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