NIA arrests physician in Lashkar terror group recruitment case of 2012

Bengaralu, August 30

The NIA has arrested an Indian physician, brother of 2007 Glasgow bomber, after he was deported from Saudi Arabia the place he was in custody for his alleged involvement in recruiting folks in India for Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba.

The accused, Dr Sabeel Ahmed, who labored at a hospital in Saudi kingdom, is the youthful brother of aeronautical engineer Kafeel Ahmed who was concerned within the 2007 suicide assault at Glasgow airport in Scotland within the UK. His mission had failed and he died on August 2 after their bombs went off.

Ahmed, 38, who was in London at the moment, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) upon his arrival in New Delhi from Saudi Arabia the place he had moved in 2010 and labored at King Fahad hospital.

He was deported from the dominion after being detained for his alleged involvement in recruiting folks for the LeT. A case was registered in reference to the case in Bengaluru in 2012 towards 25 folks. He can also be an accused within the case.

A non-bailable warrant and a look-out discover have been issued towards him.

The case was initially lodged by the Bengaluru police which had claimed that it was a plot to assault columnist Prathap Simha, who’s now a BJP Lok Sabha member from Karnataka’s Mysuru.

So far, 17 folks have been arrested within the case out of whom 14 have been launched after serving their sentence.

The NIA established Ahmed’s id within the case after the deportation and arrest of a Hyderabad resident from Saudi Arabia in 2015. Earlier, he was recognized as “Motu doctor” in an preliminary charge-sheet filed by the NIA in 2015 on this case.

The NIA alleged that Ahmed was launched to LeT recruitment plot by his brother-in-law Imran Ahmed, arrested in 2013 for travelling with a pretend passport, and an engineer from Bengaluru Mohammed Shahid Faisal, who continues to be absconding. — PTI

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