Mohammad Talha, a resident of Azamgarh and working as a financial analyst with a multinational company in Hyderabad, was picked up in connection with an arms recovery case, an ATS officer said.
However, Talha's father Maulana Aamir Rashadi alleged that ATS picked up his son from Nagpur railway station while he was returning to Hyderabad by Patna-Sikandarabad Express after spending Eid holidays in Azamgarh.
"My son was returning by Patna-Sikandarabad Express on December 19. When he stepped out of the train at Nagpur railway station at 11.30 last night along with a colleague to fetch water, four to five people claiming to be from the ATS grabbed him and took him away," Rashadi, principal of the Jamiatur Rashad Islamic educational institution in Azamgarh, alleged.
"They pushed his (Talha's) colleague to the floor and took Talha away," he said.
Meanwhile, All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat president Zafarul-Islam Khan said the arrest of the techie who is son of a well-known Islamic scholar is a warning to all Muslims who are raising their voices against the injustices perpetrated by security agencies in the name of fighting terror.
"Prima facie it is a case of exerting pressure on an active human rights defender by kidnapping his son," Khan said.