Sabeel Ahmed is innocent claims mother

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{image-sabeel ahmed_12042008.jpg}Bangalore, Apr 12: The mother of Sabeel Ahmed, the Indian doctor who was sentenced for his alleged involvement in terror plots in London and Glasgow last year, says her son is innocent. Sabeel Ahmed has been sentenced to an 18-month jail term by the Central Criminal Court in London for withholding information about planned car bomb attacks in Central London and at Glasgow Airport. Sabeel, 26, will be deported to India immediately because of the time served on remand. He has already spent 270 days in custody. He has pleaded guilty and signed a document stating that he would return to India voluntarily.

Zakira Ahmed, Sabeel's mother told reporters: "Look, I have told you long back from the very first day itself, that my son Sabeel is innocent. Still I am saying that he is innocent. But I don't know exactly the legal aspect of it, what they have done and what they have not done. I feel he is innocent, I just want my son to be back. That is the final result I want." 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.


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