Australian, British police yet to reach Bangalore: official


Bangalore : Australian and British police officials are yet to reach Bangalore to join the city police in the probe into suspected involvement of three Bangalore youth in the failed terror plot at London and Glasgow.

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"No. Nobody has come," a senior police officer told IANS late Tuesday reacting to reports that investigators from the two countries had arrived in Bangalore.

Asked whether they were expected Wednesday and whether they were in New Delhi and in touch with the Bangalore police, the officer said he could not confirm if they were in the national capital.

He said there was no definite information with the city police on when the investigators from the two countries will arrive here.

While the Australian Federal Police have officially stated that it has sent one of its officials to India in connection with the Bangalore link to the failed terror plot of last month, there is as yet no official word from Britain.

Kafeel Ahmed, a mechanical engineer, his doctor brother Sabeel Ahmed and their cousin Mohammad Haneef, also a doctor, are suspected to be involved in the plot. All three are from Bangalore.

Kafeel suffered 90 percent burns when he crashed an explosive-laden jeep into the Glasgow airport terminal building on June 30 and is now in a Scottish hospital. Sabeel is under detention in Liverpool while Haneef is held by the Australian police.