"The media reports are wrong... he is not in the custody of Indian intelligence agencies... the police of Delhi and Karnataka want the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to approach the Interpol to locate him," Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters here.
He said Mehmood could be in Saudi Arabia.
The Supreme Court had Tuesday issued notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs regarding the disappearance of Mehmood.
He was allegedly picked up by the members of the National Investigative Agency on May 13 and is missing ever since.
Mehmood's wife, Nikhat Parveen, had approached the apex court.
Media reports said Mehmood was deported to India on alleged terror charges but he never reached India.
New Delhi: The central government Thursday denied media reports that Fasih Mehmood, an Indian engineer working in Saudi Arabia, was in its custody.
First Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012, 20:52