Jet suspends ?charmer? Amin
Jet Airways on Saturday suspended its London employee Amin Asmin Tariq, who was among the 24 people picked up for the plot to blow up transatlantic flights using liquid explosives.india Updated: Aug 13, 2006 01:01 IST
Jet Airways on Saturday suspended its London employee Amin Asmin Tariq, who was among the 24 people picked up for the plot to blow up transatlantic flights using liquid explosives.
Tariq had not reported for duty "for the past couple of days", and had been suspended "pending a full investigation", a Jet statement said.
According to Jet, the 23-year-old British passport holder had come to the airline from G4S, a "reputable" agency that provides passenger service representatives to several airlines, and had been cleared by the British government to work at the airport.
In Walthamstow, where Tariq lived with his parents, sister, wife and three-week-old daughter in a modest terrace home, there was shock at the news of his arrest. Neighbour Jenny Smith described the family as "charming" and "loving", and insisted Tariq couldn't possibly have been a part of the conspiracy.
"I am shocked… He was the least religious (of the family). He is a married man with a little baby, and he was totally proud of his child," Smith was quoted as saying.
She added that she had seen "no strange boxes being taken in or out of the house," the family never "went around in religious clothes", and "there were no radicals going in or out of the house".