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Bangalore : The detained Indian doctor who was under the custody of Saudi Arabia police was finally released on Tuesday after being held for 20 days.
According to his mother Fathima, her son Usman Gani, was detained by the Saudi Arabian police at the behest of the Indian government on October 8th. He had been picked up by the Saudi police from his home without any reason, she said.
Gani was working as an anesthetist with the National Guard hospital at Riyadh. He went to Saudi Arabia in late 2008 after working for three years at St John's Hospital and Apollo Hospital in Bangalore.
Speaking to SahilOnline on phone, Fathima said that her family is continuously being tortured from the year 2008 for no reason.
She noted that the state police had summoned her son in early 2008 when he was in Bangalore after some youth were picked up in Hubli, for allegedly planning a terror attack and was questioned.
"Police had threatened Gani of ruining his career if he did not cooperate with the state intelligence agencies. As there was no evidence of his involvement in any anti-national activity, he was cleared and allowed to go to Saudi Arabia," Fathima had said.
Accusing the authorities of framing her "innocent" son without proof, she said her family was being harassed as even her second son (Mustafa) was not spared by the police in questioning about the terror plans though he had no connection with such elements
-I appeal to the authorities through the media not to further bother my family without any reason-, she said.
She said she was very much thankful to the Almighty Allah for answering her prayers, the news media for their support in covering her story and APCR for their ultimate support in carrying forward her plea.