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Mystery surrounds July 7 bomber's huge estate

The finding that Shehzad Tanweer who killed eight people at Aldgate Tube station has left #121,000 has taken all by surprise.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2006 19:48 IST
UK Bureau

The finding that suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer who killed eight people at Aldgate Tube station on July 7 has left £121,000 has taken all by surprise.

Police are more mystified as this sum is the net value of his estate after loans, debts and funeral costs were paid.

The origins of his riches are unknown as the 22-year-old terrorist worked only part-time at his family's chip shop in Beeston, Leeds.

He left no will.

The police are reportedly following up with inquiries about how Tanweer came to acquire so much of assets.

A spokesman for the Probate department of the High Court stated that the net amount of £121,000 was the realisable figure, which was left after taxes and debts were deducted but he could not tell what the estate was worth before the deductions.

There will be no death duty as the value is lees than the minimum amount that requires deduction.

It also emerged that the suicide bomber Tanweer's father, Mohammad Mumtaz Tanweer has applied for a letter of administration to take over his son's estate.

First Published: Jan 07, 2006 19:48 IST