The wife of a person belonging to Melapalayam in Tirunelveli district has filed a habeas corpus petition in the Madras High Court seeking the production of her husband, aged 38, before the court and set him at liberty.

The petitioner, Syed Ali Fathima, said her husband, Peer Mohideen, had gone to a textile shop at T.Nagar here when a police team picked him up. She said the police did not inform her about the arrest. She sent representations to the authorities on April 22. She learnt that her husband had been taken away in connection with the recent bomb blast at Bangalore. Mr.Mohideen had been kept at a secluded place. She feared threat to his life. Hence, the present petition.

When the matter came up, notice was taken on behalf of the prosecution. The court posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.