The Demand For Vikram Buddhi’s Release IntensifiesBy shantanu, Gaea News Network
Sunday, October 4, 2009
According to the sources, the demands regarding the release of the Indian post graduate student/guest lecturer Vikram Buddhi who has been languishing in the US Federal jail from the year 2006, has been an issue of national interest. Sources reveal that the IIT-ians have joined their hands in order to claim the release of the young scholar, Buddhi.
Inside sources revealed that the Indian government is pressurizing the Obama administration for the release of the student. “A very bright mathematics scholar, Vikram Buddhi, who has also won an award for best lecturer in the University of Purdue has been languishing in the US jail without any evidence for over three years. Several IIT alumni, under the umbrella organization Pan-IIT, will fight for justice for him,” said Somnath Bharti, a Supreme Court lawyer and a member of the IIT-Delhi senate.
Buddhi, a PhD student at the Purdue University was allegedly arrested after being charged for posting anti-Bush remarks on a web site. The charges were denied by Buddhi who repeatedly told the officials that he was completely unaware of the alleged post. Buddhi was arrested on April 2006 and has been since languishing in jail for the past three and a half years, waiting for his sentence.
Inside sources revealed that India has conveyed a message to the US stating that Purdue University’s website could have been hacked and the alleged post which reportedly poised as a threat mail for the Bush administration might not be written by him.
Buddhi’s father, a former Navy Captain has since been fighting a legal battle to help his son to get out of the mess that had shattered the entire family.