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Sabeel Ahmed to arrive in India tonight
May 07, 2008 15:11 IST
Doctor Sabeel Ahmed will be deported to India on Wednesday night from the United Kingdom after serving 18 months in jail for withholding information about his brother Kafeel Ahmed's plot to blow up Glasgow airport.
Sabeel Ahmed's mother awaits his return
The British Airways flight with Sabeel on board is expected to arrive at Bangalore airport at 0340 hours IST.
Sabeel's mother Dr Zakia Ahmed told PTI that Sabeel was in regular touch with her over phone and had called her on Tuesday, saying he would be arriving in Bangalore late Wednesday night.
"I am really happy that my son is coming back. All off 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, later succumbed to his burns.
Sabeel, 28, who worked with the National Health Service and had admitted to have withheld information from the police about Kafeel's plans to carry out the suicide bombing on June 30 2007, will be escorted by two metropolitan police officers to Bangalore.
The London [Images] court had held that he will be released from custody and deported to India as he had already served his time while on trial. Originally from Bangalore, Sabeel was arrested in Liverpool on June 30, 2007.