In a telephonic interview from London, Nadeem, reacting to the verdict delivered by a Mumbai court in the case, said: "I love England and its people because they gave me shelter. But I love India too, because that is my motherland."
"There is no case against me because the Indian court had rejected the conspiracy charges in the Gulshan murder trial. This absolves me because the prosecution had charged me with participating in the conspiracy to kill Gulshan Kumar," Nadeem said.
"I was persecuted by police. They impounded my passport... And now they want me to come to India to face the trial. What kind of system is this? Will the accused who have been acquitted be called again to the court if I have to face the trial?" Nadeem asked.
Nadeem said it was very painful for him to hear that he was being treated as an absconding accused in the Indian court.
"How can I be absconding? I am very much available. People know where I stay. They come to me and talk to me. I am part of the society. In absentia, the prosecution nailed me time and again in the Indian court and I had no chance to defend myself. This is unbearable," Nadeem said.
He alleged that public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam was "communally biased" and had "falsely implicated" him.
"I have won the legal battle in London court, which had discharged me from the extradition case and passed strictures against Mumbai police. To me, the verdict of the Indian court was like cherry on the cream," he said.
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