By Newzfirst Correspondent5/23/12

DARBHANGA – The family of an engineer, who is said to be taken into custody by Indian Police from his rented residence in Saudi Arabia, is distressed over inability of Government to trace him even after ten days of ‘detention’.

Fasih Mehmood, an engineer, native of Darbhanga district in Bihar, working for a private company in Saudi Arabia for the last five years, was taken by Indian police in connection with ‘unknown’ charges, on 13 May, is still untraceable by government of India, according to his wife, Nikhat Perveen.

“Even-though we approached Ministers and officials of External Affairs and Home Ministry in New Delhi, and the Chief Minister of Bihar, they could not get any information about my husband’s whereabouts so far.” Nikhat told newzfirst.

Saudi Arabian police accompanied by two officials of the Indian Police took Fasih into custody from his rented house at Al Jubail near Dammam City, without revealing anything much about the reason to his wife, Nikhat, who was present at home at the time of their visit. “They informed my husband that they have no complaints against him as such; however, he is required by the Indian police with regard to a case in India, for which these people need to enquire.”

Nikhat, who returned to Patna from Saudi Arabia immediately after finding no clue of husband’s whereabouts after detention, enquired with the Ministry of External Affairs, who is reportedly out-rightly denied it saying that the matter does not come under its jurisdiction.

“We had also contacted the Home Ministry, Delhi, Bihar and Karnataka police, but all of them denied having any information regarding the custody of my husband. We are very much worried about.” says Nikhat, appealing to media to help her in this regard.

Illegal detention of Fasih, 29 year old,  son of Dr.  Firoz Ahmad, a resident of Barh Saaila village in Darbhanga, about 200 km from here, with no record of any illegal activities in past, has created apprehensions and suspicions among the family members.

Distressed family of Fasih has been engaged in seeking help with various authorities and rights’ organization to trace him.