An earlier story reported that Kafeel Ahmed is believed to have constructed the bombs for the Doctors’ Jihad Plot.
“UK terror suspect worked in aviation,” by Muneeza Naqvi for the Associated Press:
BANGALORE, India – Officials confirmed Tuesday that an Indian suspect in the
failed car bombings in Britain had worked as an aeronautical engineer at a company
contracted by the biggest names in aviation.
Kafeel Ahmed, 27, is in a Scottish hospital with burns suffered after allegedly
crashing a Jeep Cherokee into the Glasgow airport a day after police found two unexploded
car bombs in central London.
Ahmed worked in Bangalore as an aeronautical engineer for Infotech Enterprises,
a large outsourcing firm, from December 2005 to August 2006, said the company spokesman
Infotech works with some of the biggest companies in aviation, including Boeing
and Airbus, among others “” possibly giving Ahmed access to sensitive design information
from the companies.
Susindar declined to comment on whether Ahmed had access to design secrets or what projects he worked on.
Decent Fellow Alert:
“He was a sincere employee and from what I can gather he gave no problems
whatsoever,” said Susindar.
The services Infotech offered its clients was not immediately clear, but most
of the aviation work outsourced to Indian companies includes software support for cabin lighting, display of information in the cockpit, in-flight entertainment and communication.
In some cases, it could involve designing software for flight control
systems, navigation and surveillance.
A spokeswoman for Boeing declined to comment. Calls to aircraft engine makers
Pratt & Whitney were not immediately returned, nor were calls to Airbus.
Sabeel Ahmed, 26, Kafeel’s brother, is being held in Liverpool as a suspect in
the terror plot. Sabeel, who worked as a doctor, and Kafeel are among eight people held in
A third Indian, Mohammad Haneef, is being held in Australia for questioning.