Stickers along Bangkok route may be linked to blasts

Defence intelligence sources had earlier identified this fifth suspect as Nikkhahfard Javad,the paper said.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Bangkok | Published:February 22, 2012 2:26 am

A total of 40 stickers suspected to be part of an alleged terror plot by a group of Iranians have been found pasted along a route running close to a luxury hotel in downtown Bangkok,nearly a week after the triple explosions rocked the Thai capital.

The stickers have the word “SEJEAL” written on them and police have not yet figured out what it meant but believe it could be a code,Nation newspaper reported Tuesday. “Sijjil”,a word with a different spelling,means “Baked Clay” in Persian language. Iranian solid-fueled ballistic missiles have also been named Sijjil.

Earlier,many stickers were found in a room in the house rented by Leila Rohani,a woman suspect who is already apparently back in Iran,as well as on a motorcycle purchased by other suspects,which has been recovered.

The stickers,40 of which were pasted at 27 locations on power poles,traffic signs and telephone booths,were on Monday found along a road leading to the JW Marriot Hotel,off the main Sukhumvit road. There were no details about how the hotel could be linked to the route and to Israeli diplomats,if they were the likely targets of the prospective attacks.

Meanwhile,police obtained an arrest warrant for a fifth suspect in the case,an alleged bomb-maker identified as Norouzi Shaya Ali Akbar,57,who entered Thailand on February 2 and left the country at 8.50 am on the day of the blasts on Tuesday last week. Defence intelligence sources had earlier identified this fifth suspect as Nikkhahfard Javad,the paper said.

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