Parents don’t know where Kafeel is
Where is Dr Kafeel Ahmed, a suspect in the attack on Glasgow airport? His parents have no inkling, says their advocate even as the state police and intelligence agencies searched an ancestral home at Nagana Halli, a village in Hassan district, as part of their investigations, on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, the city police commissioner N Achuth Rao denied that the elderly couple had admitted to the investigation team that their son was the one who drove the blazing jeep into the Glasgow airport terminal on June 30.
His parents, Dr Maqbool Ahmed and Dr Zakia Ahmed, have no clue about his location, says RM Javed, an advocate hired by the family.
The doctor couple last heard from their son on June 30 when he spoke of his participation in a “confidential project” on global warming and that this project would involve constant travel around the world.
“He called them last on June 30 (the same day as the attack on Glasgow airport). They are concerned because they have not heard from him after that day,” Javed told mediapersons after a two-hour meeting with the family on saturday.
He said the couple has not been able to identify Dr Kafeel from television grabs of the man engulfed in flames at the Glasgow airport.
However, the younger sibling, Dr Sabeel Ahmed, spoke with his parents the day before and told them that he was doing well.
He has been under detention in Liverpool, but permitted to make three-minute duration calls to his parents every night.
Javed has been around at “Kauser,” the residence of Dr Ahmed, since the first visit of the deputy commissioner of police (crime) Ravikanthe Gowda on Thursday.
On Friday, he and senior advocate BT Venkatesh escorted Dr Zakia Ahmed and her daughter Dr Sadia out for another round of questioning by the top brass of the city police.
Dr Kafeel reportedly left for the United Kingdom on May 6. Prior to his departure, he had worked for a private firm in the state capital between December 2006 and May 2007, Javed said.