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‘Don’t know why cops are questioning my husband’

mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2011 00:39 IST
Debasish Panigrahi
Debasish Panigrahi
Hindustan Times
Debasish Panigrahi

Thirty-year-old Pinky Kumari, wife of the UK national, Nasir Hussain, 38, who was picked up from his Mira Road residence last week on suspicion of being a terror conduit, said it was becoming difficult to live in the locality. She also claimed she did not know why Hussain was being questioned.

“Neighbours look at me with suspicion and have even stopped talking to me,” said Pinky, her 2-and-a-half-year-old son sitting next to her in her sixth floor flat. Pinky said for the past four days Hussain had been regularly summoned to the Mumbai police crime branch for questioning.

Hussain, a British national of Pakistani origin, is presently being probed by the Unit 8 crime branch for his unexplained stay in the country and ‘suspicious movements’ after neighbours at his Mira Road tipped-off the police. He has been questioned regularly since Saturday.

Pinky, a former bar dancer, said she met Hussain in Dubai (she did not say how they met) almost three years ago and fell in love. “We had a proper Nikah and I have all the papers to support my claims,” she said. After marriage, the couple went to Nepal and from there, “he wanted to come to India. Why should I object?” she said.

She said they went to the British High Commissioner’s office at Kathmandu and Hussain obtained a visa to enter India. The couple then decided to settle at the Mira Road flat that Pinky, from Rajasthan, claimed was in her mother’s name.

Pinky said though she had never met Hussain’s family, she learned about them from her husband. “His father is a Pakistani and mother is British. Hussain was born in England and the entire family lives there,” she said. She admitted Hussain did nothing in India and his sister (in England) regularly sent him money. “They have many houses in England given on rent. Money is not a problem,” she said.

Interestingly, though Hussain claimed to have visited Karachi twice during his stay in India to meet his parents, Pinky said she had no idea about this.