Three former activists of banned Al-Umma outfit came to meet Collector on Monday with a complaint that were facing harassment from the police ever since the search for ‘Police’ Fakruddin and others began in connection with the murders of Hindu outfit leaders. In the petition addressed to the Collector and handed over to the district administration officials, M. Sardar (36), one of the activists, pointed out that he was picked up under Cr.PC 109 (security for good behaviour from suspected persons) on Sunday night only to get released after opposition from the family members. “We are now leading a normal life with all three of us doing business since coming out of the prison following the acquittal in the cases,” Mohammed Rafik (36) and N. Sardar Basha (40), the other two, told The Hindu . Mr. Rafik said that charging Cr.PC 109, even though it was only a preventive measure, and frequent questionings by the police officials as if we were suspects, were putting enormous mental strain on us. Their efforts to meet senior police officials did not materialise as they were reportedly asked to meet the DSP (Tirupur South) on Wednesday.

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