'Motu Doctor', brother of Glasgow bomber, wanted in 'LeT plot'

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A Medical doctor from Bangalore who was accused in the 2007 plot to bomb Glasgow airport — but released and deported to India after he admitted withholding information — has now been named in an NIA investigation into an alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba-linked conspiracy to recruit young Muslims for "jihadi activities".

Sabeel Ahmed, now 32, was accused by British authorities of withholding information about his aeronuatical engineer brother Kafeel Ahmed's June 2007 suicide mission to drive a jeep with explosives into the Glasgow airport.

He has now been identified as the Karnataka man nicknamed as "Motu Doctor", accused number 21, in a chargesheet filed by the NIA into an LeT conspiracy to recruits youths from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hubli and Nanded for "jihadi activities".

Motu Doctor, suspected to be an LeT operative, has been accused in the chargesheet of being part of two conspiracy meetings in Saudi Arabia to carry out terrorist activities and attacks on right-wing Hindu leaders.

Multiple sources familiar with the probe said that Motu Doctor was none other than Sabeel, who moved to Saudi Arabia following his release from Britain and deportation to India in May 2008.

At the time of his incarceration in 2007 in Britain for the suicide bombing by his brother Kafeel, family members had indicated that Sabeel was called "Motu" by friends.

As reported by The Indian Express last week, Dr Imran Ahmed alias Immu Bhai, the brother-in-law of Sabeel who is also named as being a part of the alleged LeT conspiracy, was arrested by the NIA on November 28 in Bangalore.

Imran was also based in Saudi Arabia and was visiting India allegedly on a fake passport, NIA said following his arrest. The agency is presently interrogating Imran about his alleged LeT links.

Sabeel had been arrested in Britain and charged with withholding information on the failed terror plots to set off two car bombs in London on June 29 and the attempt to drive a flaming jeep into Glasgow airport on June 30.

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