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UK terror plot: Jet suspends staff

Asmin Tariq has been suspended for smuggling explosives into Heathrow airport to blow up airplanes mid-air.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2006 12:56 IST

Jet Airways on Saturday said it has suspended Asmin Tariq, who is one of the 24 terror suspects arrested in London for smuggling explosives into London's Heathrow airport in an attempt to blow up airplanes mid-air.

"Tariq is being suspended pending a full investigation, having not reported for duty for the past couple of days," Jet said in a statement.

Tariq, a British passport holder, was transferred to Jet in March from G4S (earlier called Securicor) after the airline ended its contract with the agency for passenger service representatives.

Under British employment legislation, TUPEE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations) was applicable, which meant that Jet had to take on those employees who had been employed by G4S prior to the airline bringing the contract in-house in respect of passenger service representatives.

G4S is an agency which provides services to British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and SAS among others.

First Published: Aug 12, 2006 10:06 IST