Just couple of days after Indian cricketer Mohammad Shami’s brother Mohammad Haseeb was accused for reportedly assaulting police officers, his father Tauseef Ahmad has alleged that the family is in threat and the matter of cow slaughter was being used to harass them.
“”My son was not even present there at the time of the incident and had reached the site only much later ” Tauseef said.
“He (Haseeb) was just an onlooker like so many others who had gathered there. He was unnecessarily dragged into the controversy. It is just that a few persons are nurturing enmity with our family because of the publicity we have got after Shami started playing for team India. I had reported the issue to the DM in this regard a month ago. This (the arrest) is the result of that. A term like ‘cow slaughter’ is being used to target us.”
Amroha district magistrate Ved Prakash said that Ahmad contacted him sometime back but did not reveal the identity of the person who was threatening him.
Praveen Kumar, the station officer of Didoli police station got a tip-off of a person wanted in a case of cow slaughter on Thursday morning. Kumar and his team initiated the proceedings and were set to arrest the man named Rizwan Ahmad. Haseeb reportedly indulged in the proceedings and didn’t co-operate with them. He got in to a brawl with sub-inspector Pradeep Bhardwaj which also resulted in tearing away his uniform. Rizwan because of this mishap managed to escape as a result if which police arrested and filed charges against Haseeb.
Kumar said, “Haseeb stopped the police vehicle which was carrying the accused wanted in the cow slaughter case, a man named Rizwan Ahmad. When the sub-inspector and constables confronted him, Haseeb became violent. We filed an FIR against Haseeb under IPC sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 153 (promoting enmity between different groups), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension). However, on account of his ill-health, he was given bail.”