Sabeel Ahmed to be deported to India tomorrow

May 6th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin  

London, May 6 (ANI): Sabeel Ahmed, the Indian doctor who was sentenced for his alleged involvement in terror plots in London and Glasgow last year, will be deported to India on Wednesday.
Sabeel, 28, will be escorted by two Metropolitan Police officers to Bangalore. He has already spent 270 days in custody. He had recently pleaded guilty and signed a document stating that he would return to India voluntarily.
Sabeel Ahmed was sentenced to an 18-month jail term by the Central Criminal Court in London for withholding information about the planned car bomb attacks in Central London and at Glasgow Airport.
Sabeel hails from a family of medical practitioners. Both of his parents are doctors. Sabeel, who worked at Halton Hospital in Runcom, admitted that he had failed to inform the police regarding the terrorist attack. He was arrested from Liverpool on June 30 in connection with the failed terror plot. Sabeel is the younger brother of Kafeel Ahmed, an engineer who drove a jeep into the Glasgow Airport terminal building on June 30 last year and set it ablaze. Kafeel died of 90 percent burns later in hospital. Thirty-six hours before the Glasgow Airport blaze, two cars containing petrol, gas cylinders and mobile phone detonators were discovered in Central London, one of them outside a packed nightclub. Sabeel had received an e-mail with details of the attacks before his brother drove the jeep into Glasgow Airport.
Last month, the London’s Old Bailey court had observed that there was no sign of Sabeel being an extremist or party to extremist views and the email revealed he had no prior knowledge of Kafeel’s terrorist activities. (ANI)

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