Tirunelveli: Family members of the Islamic Dawahist, Mydeen Ahmed Shalik, arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), have complained that Mydeen has been wrongly implicated in the former PMK functionary, Tirubuvanam Ramalingam murder case.
Petitioning the Tirunelveli district collector, Shilpa Prabhakar Satish on Thursday, Mydeen Ahmed Shalik's wife, Ms. Asia said that her husband, immediately after the murder of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), V Ramalingam of Thirubuvanam near Kumbakonam five months ago on February 5, was enquired by the Tamil Nadu police and was relieved as he was not found involved in the murder case.
However, two days ago on June 25 a NIA inspector, Mohammed along with another officer from Ernakulam, served summon advising Mydeen to appear before the NIA to give his version in the murder case the next day morning at the NIA office in Ernakulam.
“My husband too agreed to appear for the investigation the next day. However the same evening at around 7 pm the NIA officers, came again along with the local police inspector, Adivel, and forcefully took my husband to Ernakulam,” said Asia, who too added that the while taking her husband the NIA inspector Muhammad had assured her that her husband was taken only as a witness in the murder case and will be relieved the very next day.
“Contrary to the assurance of the NIA officer, my husband however was booked as an accused in the Ramalingam murder case and was arrested,” said Asia, raising the suspicion that her husband was falsely implicated in the murder case.
Mydeen’s relative and Tenkasi town president of Popular Front of India (PFI) M Badhusha, who led Ms. Asia and few of her family members to petition the district collector, suspected that the NIA investigating Ramalingam murder case might have been influenced by Hindu ultra groups against innocent Muslims.
Sources in NIA, however, denied that Mydeen Ahmed Shalik was wrongly implicated in the murder case as Mydeen, who too is Dawahist (one who indulges in propagating Islam) faces ample evidences against him to be allegedly part of the murder conspiracy.
It has also been said that the opposition of Ramalingam to Mydeen Ahmed Shalik’s street Dawah (propaganda) had triggered the Muslim youths committing the murder. Already 11 accused have been arrested by the NIA in this case that caused a sensation....