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The government will take all possible steps to bring back Fasih Mohammed, an accused in the Bangalore and Delhi blasts currently detained in Saudi Arabia, to India.
“He is in Saudi Arabia. He was detained there. Steps will be taken to extradite him to India,” Home Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters in New Delhi.
An engineer by profession, 28-year-old Fasih is allegedly involved in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast in Bangalore and a shooting incident near Delhi’s Jama Masjid in 2010. He is wanted by both Delhi and Karnataka Police.
“A Red Corner Notice has already been issued. He was wanted in several cases,” Chidambaram said.
On the request of Karnataka and Delhi Police, the CBI had asked the Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against Fasih after which Saudi authorities have conveyed that he has been apprehended by them.
Fasih has reportedly been missing. His wife Nikhat Parveen approached the Supreme Court claiming her husband was in the custody of central security agencies. She moved the Supreme Court alleging her husband was picked up by a joint team of Indian and Saudi officials on May 13 for his alleged terror links.