Arrest a surprise, he's innocent, says terror suspect's father

Arrest a surprise, he's innocent, says terror suspect's father

Khaja Sayeedi, the father of Riyaz Ahmed, the terror suspect arrested by the Central Crime Branch of the Bengaluru police, said that the arrest of his son had surprised him.

Ahmed had been arrested on Saturday night at the Mangaluru airport, before he was scheduled to board a flight to Dubai.

Ahmed was working at a hardware shop there. Sayeedi said that he had come home on December 8. Ahmed’s wife had delivered a baby girl 18 days ago. He was married 18 months ago. Ahmed had been living in Dubai for the last 10 years after completing Islamic education.
Sayeedi claimed that his son was innocent and that he never indulged in such activities and that he had been arrested without any reason.

Suspect’s mother ill
He said that Ahmed had last spoken to him on the phone at 10.30 pm and was supposed to board a flight at 11.30 pm. Sayeedi said that the health of Ahmed’s mother Fazeela deteriorated after they came to know of his arrest. Ahmed has two sisters and a brother.

Sayeedi said that his son may have been arrested due to wrong information given by someone.
DH News Service

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