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‘No one ever referred to me as Motu Doctor’

Sabeel was accused in the 2007 plot to bomb Glasgow airport — but released and deported to India,

Written by Express News Service | Banglore | Published: December 7, 2013 1:11:20 am

A doctor from Bangalore,Sabeel Ahmed,has claimed he is not the 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”.

Sabeel was accused in the 2007 plot to bomb Glasgow airport — but released and deported to India after he admitted withholding information — and has now been named in the NIA investigation.

While investigators claim that he is,in all probability,the man referred to as “Motu Doctor”,Sabeel,in a statement released by the Association for Protection of Civil Rights,said he has never been referred to as “Motu Doctor”. “The accusation is that police are fairly sure that a certain “Motu Doctor” is none other than me. Firstly,no one,and I emphasise,no one has ever referred to me as “Motu Doctor,” said the statement attributed to him.

“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.

Sabeel is currently based in Saudi Arabia.

“I emphatically state that I am completely unaware about anything connected to the Bangalore conspiracy case. I learnt about the existence of such a plot only when it appeared in the news in the Indian media. I state with all the power at my disposal that I did not know about any involvement of any of the accused persons named in the case,” the statement read.

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.

“Dr Imran,who has been arrested on the 29th of November 2013,was married to my sister. However the marriage ended in a divorce within a few months. I was not in contact with Dr Imran and our relationship has been strained after the divorce,” Sabeel said.

“I am given to understand that the allegation against me is that I have been part of some meetings held in Riyadh and Dammam,where these plots were hatched. I categorically deny having attended any such meetings in any of the two cities,” Sabeel said. “I am also given to understand that I am accused of financing and giving logistical support to the plot. It is ridiculous for several reasons. I have never had any excess finances to distribute it to people without having knowledge of what is done with the money.”

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