A habeas corpus petition has been filed at the Madras High Court bench here by the wife of Buhari, a suspect arrested in connection with the Bangalore bomb blast.

Petitioner Jameela Banu has said her husband Buhari (38), a social worker, had been assisting senior lawyers in the Coimbatore bomb-blast case.

The case is likely to be heard by the Supreme Court this week, and Buhari was planning to travel along with advocates to Delhi, she said.

According to her, Buhari is the co-ordinator of the Charitable Trust for Minorities, Coimbatore and is committed towards providing legal assistance to the innocent Muslim prisoners.

The petitioner claimed that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the case relating to the planting of a pipe bomb, to assassinate former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani, during his visit to Madurai in October 2011, had inquired her husband on April 18, 2013 regarding the whereabouts of the absconding accused in the pipe bomb case.

Buhari told the SIT that he was innocent and explained that he was not associated with the accused in that case. However, the members of the SIT threatened to foist false case against Buhari, she said. Her family was subjected to mental torture by the SIT and hence they had come to Melapalayam from Coimbatore, she added.

On Monday, at 5 a.m. the DSP and two inspectors from the SIT took Buhari and two others into custody from the Melapalayam bus stand, Ms. Jameela Banu said.

None of her family members know where her husband is detained, she added.

Her representations to the Director General of Police and the Deputy Inspector General of the SIT have not been looked into, she claimed.

Therefore, she moved the court seeking directions to the SIT to produce her husband at the court.

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