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‘The Police’s Story Isn’t The Gospel Truth’

The young Bangalore journalist accused of being a terror-mastermind, on being released

‘The Police’s Story Isn’t The Gospel Truth’
‘The Police’s Story Isn’t The Gospel Truth’
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In the backdrop of an increasingly contested terror narrative played out our investigating agencies’ latest mea culpa. Muthi-ur-Rahman Siddiqui, a repor­ter with Deccan Herald in Bangalore, was arrested surreptitiously on August 29, 2012, with four of his roommates, on the belief that they were out to kill Karnataka’s Hindu­tva leaders. He was freed on February 25 after the police failed to find anything incriminating. His release comes days after another series of blasts in Hyderabad, a city where many innoc­ent Muslims were picked up after the Mecca Masjid blasts and held for seve­ral months before being absolved. Siddiqui is the third jou­r­nalist to be arrested in recent memory on suspicion of criminal involvement. The others, Syed Mohammed Ahmad Kazmi and Jigna Vora, are both out on bail. Debarshi Dasgupta spoke to Siddiqui, who was readying to leave for his home in Hubli a free man.

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