Muthi-Ur-Rahman Siddiqui, the journalist who was arrested in Bangalore terror module case and was acquitted, lashed out at the investigating agencies and media for handling the case ‘insensitively’.
Addressing a press conference, he said the police should gather clinching evidence before arresting anyone.
“The way we were arrested and treated shows there is a need for sensitising investigating agencies towards Muslims. It is not fair to treat the poor and downtrodden in an inhuman manner, “ he noted.
“The media were biased in reports and they should crosscheck facts before branding anyone as the mastermind. The media should treat the other accused as innocent till he is proven guilty in the court,” Siddiqui said.
“The issue is not just about me. But it’s about hundreds of Muslims languishing in jails across the country in connection with terrorism cases. I was very fortunate that justice was done in my case.”
When asked whether police tortured him, he said, “I was mentally harassed. My fellow accused were tortured physically and I can’t explain it in words.”
‘Journalism is My Passion’
Asked whether he would file a case against the police, he said it’s a legal battle and he would take the case to its ‘logical end.’ “Journalism is my passion and I will continue in the same profession. I would like to get back to it soon,” he stated.