Hyderabad (Pakistan), Apr 4 : The family of a Pakistani citizen who reportedly went missing from Delhi on January 27, 2007, have claimed that he was languishing in the Tihar Jail for more than a year without any reason, and demanded his immediate release.
They claimed that Indian security men apprehended Faiz because he was paralysed and could not speak properly to defend himself.
According to them, Faiz Muhammad (70), a tailor by profession, was picked up from a railway station in Delhi soon after his arrival there. His wife Zaitoon Bibi and son Fazl Mahmood informed the newsmen that Faiz, along with his other relatives, was heading to Rajasthan to meet his relatives when he was allegedly arrested by Indian securitymen.
Whe reached the Old Delhi Railway Station through the Samjhota Express on Jan 27, 2007, his companions asked him to wait at the platform No 18 so that they could transfer their luggage out of the railway station, but he went missing when they came back after 10 minutes, The News quoted the duo as saying.
They added that the companions of Faiz were holding his passport and other travel and identification documents.
They said their relatives in India had tried their best and also contacted the Pakistani High Commission and other agencies in India but the whereabouts of Faiz were still unknown.
They said they had learnt through sources that Faiz was arrested by an Indian intelligence agency and was languishing in Jail number 3 of the Tihar and that the family was not allowed to meet him.
They called upon the higher Indian authorities and human rights organisations to take notice of it and provide justice to them by releasing Faiz and other Pakistanis from the Indian jails.