Bangalore: Members belonging to city-based Muslim organisations on Sunday staged a protest against the arrest of journalist Syed Mohammad Ahmad Kazmi for his alleged role in the February 13 bombing of an Israeli diplomat car, and demanded his immediate release.
The agitators led by the Muslim welfare organisation, Idara-e-Faizul Islam, staged a peaceful protest in front of town hall carrying banners and shouting slogans demanding immediate release of Kazmi.
President of the organisation Syed Hakim Raza, who led the agitators, told a news agency, "We want immediate release of Kazmi and an independent inquiry to be held by CBI into the incident which is being investigated by the Isreali agency Mosad".
The protestors will be submitting a memorandum to Governor HR Bhardwaj tomorrow, he said.
50 year-old Kazmi, who claimed to have been writing for Iranian publications, was arrested on March 7 following investigations into the incident where a magnetic bomb was stuck on an Israeli embassy vehicle.
Four persons including the wife of an Israeli diplomat were injured in the bombing incident.
Kazmi was remanded to judicial custody till April 7 by a court in Delhi yesterday.