Staff Reporter

Lack of proper travel documents cited

  • Arrested under Section 41 of the Criminal Procedure Code
  • Case against youth for threatening MLA two years ago

    HYDERABAD: Police on Wednesday registered a case against Mohd. Shafiq, a youngster from the city, who was deported from London for not having proper travel documents.

    A resident of Akbarbagh in Saidabad, Shafiq went to Dubai one-and-half-a-years ago. From there, he applied for admission in MBA programme in Johnson and Wales University based in America. To complete the admission formalities, he boarded a flight for the US but was intercepted by the immigration officials after landing at London airport.

    The officials deported him to Mumbai saying he did not have required documents. From Mumbai, he was sent back to Hyderabad. Alerted by the intelligence agencies, the Hyderabad police took him into custody soon after he landed at Begumpet airport on Tuesday night.

    To be produced in court

    He was arrested under Section 41 of the Criminal Procedure Code and would be produced before a magistrate, North Zone DCP Shikha Goel told reporters after questioning him at Begumpet police station on Wednesday. Police sources said that, however, some doubts remained about Shafiq.

    "For example, he could produce only certificates of tenth standard and nothing else but he was going to join MBA programme when he was intercepted in London," a police officer said. Two years ago, the Malakpet police registered a case against him for threatening Malakpet MLA Malreddy Ranga Reddy over phone.

    Threatens MLA

    It is alleged that Shafiq threatened the MLA after a police team from Gujarat shot dead a youngster Mujahid near the DGP office at Lakdikapul when a mob that tried to set free Maulana Naseeruddin the team had arrested.

    A non-bailable warrant was issued against Shafiq in that case and he was arrested. But he moved the High Court and reportedly secured an order to keep the case in abeyance. Subsequently, he flew to Dubai and worked there as a marketing executive.

    "His alleged attempt to fly to America without valid documents and pursue higher studies without proper qualification and the threatening case leave lot of doubts and we're probing into them," a detective said.