Dharvesh Mydeen, the elder brother of ‘Police’ Fakruddin, on Friday, claimed that the latter was innocent and that he had been falsely implicated in the Advani pipe bomb case.
Mydeen told Express on Saturday that outfits like the Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam and Tamilnadu Thowheed Jamaath had let them down in the hour of crisis.
“We came to know about his arrest while watching news on TV on Friday. Upon contacting the channel through an activist Tada Abdur Raheem, the channel confirmed the arrest, but declined to reveal the sources,” Dharvesh said.
“Police claim that Fakruddin was involved in terror activities and hawala transactions. But the reality is we were hardpressed to even pay the rent for the house we were living in,” he claimed.
Denying the involvement of Fakruddin in any of the cases that he had been named in, Dharvesh said, “We are against the killing of any Hindu Leader as the resultant violence will claim the lives of innocent people.” Expressing hope that police would proceed as per law in the cases, Dharvesh said that the entire episode had taken a heavy toll on the family. Dharvesh alleged that the SIT and SID personnel physically assaulted him during the interrogation and later handed over `1,000 for treatment. “Since Fakruddin has been arrested, we demand that police leave us alone. We don’t want them at our doorstep any more,” he said.
Dharvesh’s wife Nazima too alleged that she was tortured by police on the pretext of inquiry. “No policewoman accompanied me to their office. They assaulted my husband. A senior woman police official forced me to tell the doctors that the injuries were sustained in an accident. However, the doctor found out that the injuries were not caused by an accident,” Nazima added.