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Glasgow bomber is our son: Kafeel's kin

It is not clear how Kafeel's parents Maqbool Ahmed and Zakia Ahmed came to the conclusion. The terror trail...

world Updated: Jul 10, 2007 16:42 IST


The parents of Kafeel Ahmed, detained in connection with the failed UK terror plot, on Saturday told investigators that the man who tried to crash a jeep laden with crude bombs into Glasgow airport was their son.

"They (the parents Maqbool Ahmed and Zakia Ahmed) said it was Kafeel," an officer with the investigation team told PTI without elaborating.

It was not immediately clear how Kafeel's parents came to the conclusion amid reports that the man who drove the vehicle used to hit the Glasgow airport was a Lebanese.

But City Police Commissioner N Achutha Rao maintained that they have not made that admission during questioning.

Police, central crime branch and Intelligence Bureau sleuths accelerated the probe to unravel the Bangalore angle of the British terror plot.

"All angles are being probed. We are still inquiring. It's at a nascent stage," Rao said.

A computer and hard discs seized from the residence of Kafeel and his elder brother Sabeel Ahmed from their Banashankari residence is now under the possession of the cyber crime cell, which will analyse the stored data.

"The cyber crime team will scrutinise e-mails, Internet chats and other data stored in the hard disc to find out whether the brothers had any link with any terror outfit," police said.

First Published: Jul 07, 2007 20:29 IST

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