Glasgow blast case convict's brother to arrive tonight

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Bangalore, May 7 (UNI) Dr Sabeel Ahmed, who served 18 months in prison in the UK for withholding information about his brother Kafeel Ahmed's involvement in the Glasgow Airport attack, is expected to be brought here tonight after being deported by the British government, according to family sources.

Dr Zakia Ahmed, Sabeel's mother, told UNI that he had called up yesterday saying he would be arriving here late in the night. ''I am really happy that my son is coming back. All of us his father Maqbool Ahmed and sister Sadia Kauser are anxiously waiting to see him. Our prayers have been answered. Allah is with us,'' she said.

In the June 30 attack, Kafeel was seen driving a jeep filled with propane canisters into the airport terminal and setting it alight.

But the burning vehicle failed to break through the glass doors and no one was injured. Kafeel, an engineer, subsequently succumbed to his burns.

Dr Sabeel (28), who worked at the National Health Service had admitted that he failed to inform police about Kafeel's plans to carry out the suicide bombing on June 30 last. He would be escorted by two metropolitan police officers to Bangalore.

The London court held that he would be released from custody and deported to India because of the time he had already served while on trial. Sabeel, who hailing from Bangalore, was arrested in Liverpool on June 30, 2007.


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