Thai bombing suspect fled to Turkey via Dhaka, Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 14, 2015 22:53 IST

A Chinese national, suspected to be behind last month's bombing outside the Brahma temple in Thailand's capital Bangkok, fled to Turkey via Dhaka and Delhi, Thai police said.

Thai Police said the suspect, carrying a Chinese passport in the name Abudureheman Abudusataer, left Thailand on Aug 16 for Bangladesh.

Thai national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri said that information gathered by Thai police and Bangladeshi officials showed that the man departed Bangladesh's capital,
Dhaka, on Aug 30 and travelled to Istanbul in Turkey as his final destination, via New Delhi and Abu Dhabi.

"He departed Dhaka on Aug 30 for Delhi by Jet Airways. From Delhi, he continued his travel to Abu Dhabi, and from Abu Dhabi he traveled on Aug. 31 to Istanbul. This is his final destination. It's clear," Thai national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri was quoted by AP as saying.

It is being suspected that the blast was handiwork of Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gurs) jehadis from the Chinese region of Xinjiang who have close ties to Turkey.

The suspect changed flight at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport where he was in transit for a few hours. The transit passengers are not supposed to undergo any immigration check.

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