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Anguished Mahesh Bhatt writes to PM over son's 'link to Headley'

Mahesh Bhatt has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in which the filmaker said he felt a sense of "great betrayal" over the manner in which his son was handled by investigators despite sharing information about US terror suspect David Headley.

mumbai Updated: Nov 19, 2009 20:23 IST

Mahesh Bhatt has written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in which the filmaker said he felt a sense of "great betrayal" over the manner in which his son was handled by investigators despite sharing information about US terror suspect David Headley.

"In the letter, I have expressed my deep anguish over the manner in which the investigation was handled after my son Rahul voluntarily shared information with the police," Bhatt told PTI today.

"I have narrated the chain of events I and my family had to go through after my son did what was expected of him as a responsible Indian citizen," the film veteran said.

"We woke up to a sense of great betrayal and irreversible damage. The Prime Minister should intervene and set the right example by condemning whatever happened. Otherwise such events would discourage any citizen from participating in the fight against the menace," he said.

Alleging that the investigating agencies had leaked selective information to the media, which projected his son "in a wrong way", Bhatt said taking advantage of the situation right wing forces had stopped screening of his movie 'Tum Mile' in Gujarat.

Bhatt said he had not asked for any security but reported to Mumbai police about the level of threat he, his office and his movie faced.