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Ahmed Brothers’ Link To U.K. Terror Plot Being Probed

The cyber police in Bangalore have seized a PC and hard disks they found in the house of Sabeel and Kafeel Ahmed's parents. The two boys are suspects in the recent U.K. terror strike, as reported by Udayavani in news on July 10, 2007.

The Cyber Crime branch of Bangalore's police who have stepped up investigation in the case, found the CDs to contain 'jehadi' campaign. There were also anti-West messages in the disks that discussed how countries in the West especially the U.S. were ill treating Muslim countries around the world.

The Cyber Crime wing has also been reviewing CDs to determine if the Ahmed brothers had any terror outfit connection as well. The Cyber Crime division made the seizures on Friday (July 6, 2007).

The cyber police found and scanned e-mail of a third suspect, also held in the terror attack. He had created a page on the social networking site Orkut. In that page he posted a number of messages regarding the attack, which he signed by the name 'Mujahid' meaning holy warrior. One of the messages desired to know the returning data of Kafeel.

A high official representative said the cyber crime wing knew that some CDs were being secretly circulated in certain quarters. A major circulation of the CDs was among students of medical and engineering colleges in and close to Bangalore, as per the news reported by Deccan Herald on July 8, 2007.

According to a senior police official, Dr. Maqbool and Dr. Zakia apparently did not know their sons were linked in the terror plot till their arrests. Although Sabeel and Kafeel were not involved with any terror organization as long as they were in India, it didn't imply that the police would declare them unscathed. The official said the police would interrogate the brothers as many times as it felt necessary. Deccan Herald published this on July 8, 2007.

An investigation was going on to uncover various links such as if there was one between the thwarted attacks on Glasgow airport and the Indian Institute of Science shooting in December 2005 that killed an IIT Delhi professor, said a senior official.

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