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Fasih Mehmood, an engineer working in Saudi Arabia for the last five years, was arrested from Jubail in Dammam May 14 by Saudi police following a request from Indian authorities and reportedly deported to India. “We have no information till date about his whereabouts after he was arrested in Saudi Arabia. The Indian government is yet to officially inform us,” said Fasih’s father, Dr. Firoz Ahmad, who is in charge of the Benipatti primary health centre in Madhubani district. Fasih’s mother is a school teacher in Darbhanga. Fasih’s wife Nikhat Parween said she had sent an email to the external affairs ministry to know about her husband. “I had requested the ministry to inform me about my husband,” she said. Parween, who returned to Patna from Saudi Arabia after her husband’s arrest, is currently staying with her parents. Ahmad said that neither Saudi Arabia nor the Indian government had informed them about Fasih’s arrest. “We are at God’s mercy as the family is yet to get a word from the concerned authorities,” he said.