Mohammad Mustafa Landge alleges
his son is illegally detained by police
Mohammad Mustafa Landge, a former officer with telecom department,
alleged that his son, Irfan, had been detained by three officers
of Delhi police's Special Cell. He also alleged that the police
officers threatened to kill
his son if he complained to anyone about his detention, said a media
"Delhi Special cell police officers
detained my son Irfan from Thane near Mumbai on October 05 at
around 11 in the morning alleging that he is involved in
anti-national activities", Mohammad Mustafa Landge of Ahmednagar
said while talking to a Mumbai based Urdu daily Inquilab.
He said that Irfan was in Thane to
pick-up his wife back home from his in-laws.
"The police informed my relatives
that Irfan would be freed in few hours", Mustafa, who is fluent in
Marathi language and claims to be a preacher of Islam among
Marathi-speaking non-Muslims, alleged.
"For the next three days we did not
get any information about him. On October 08, I along with Irfan's
father-in-law and brother-in-law was called by phone to Juhu
sea-beach. From there we were taken to a Juhu hotel where Delhi
special cell police officers disclosed their identities and gave
us details", Inquilab quoted Mohammad Mustafa as
"Simultaneously, they threatened us
not to inform or complain to anyone. Else, they said, Irfan would
be either killed in an encounter or deported to Pakistan,
Bangladesh or Nepal", Mustafa alleged.
"Later on, stating that we would be
kept updated on phone, they advised us to go home", Mustafa said.
Mustafa alleged that the next day he
received a phone call. The caller said to him to come to Delhi on
October 10 by air along with Irfan's father-in-law and
brother-in-law. The caller also said someone would come to the
airport to pick them up, according to the report datelined
Aurangabad published in
However, Mustafa did not go to Delhi
and returned from Pune airport after consulting his lawyer. On his
way back to Ahmednagar, he received a call once again insisting
him to come to Delhi, the report said.
In reply to a question, Mustafa said
that he was silent for the last ten days because he was sure Irfan
would be freed. But after Delhi police's arrested three persons in
a blast case, he decided to approach media fearing that Irfan
would also be implicated in any fabricated case, according to the
report published in Inquilab.