Five Indian docs questioned

Four more Indian doctors are being questioned by the Australian police in connection with the UK terror plots.

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Five Indian docs questioned

SYDNEY: The Australia Federal Police (AFP) investigating terrorism links with the foiled UK bomb plot have questioned five more Indian doctors — four in Western Australia and one in Sydney. Four of the doctors were later allowed to go free.

Western Australia Deputy Commissioner of Police (Specialist Services) Murray Lampard said the four men questioned in the state were Indian doctors who had come on temporary migrant worker visas.

The AFP have carried out searches at Royal Perth Hospital and Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital. Mobile phones and laptop computers containing about 31,000 separate documents have been seized for further examination.

West Australian Premier Alan Carpenter has confirmed police have searched the home and workplace of a 29-year-old Indian doctor, who arrived in Western Australia from the UK in April. He said no charges have been laid in Western Australia and “nothing sinister has been found, no suggestion of wrongdoing so far.”

The other three men were simply caught up in the inquiry by association. The information from interviewing them and what has been found at their residence is said to be not of serious concern.

According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said officers were questioning other doctors to try to establish any connection with the attempted attacks in Glasgow and London.

Meanwhile, it has emerged that two of the doctors arrested in the UK over the foiled bomb attack, Khalid and Sabeel Ahmed, had applied for work in Queensland as well as Western Australia.

Keelty said four of the Indian migrant doctors had worked in the British health system. They were not considered suspects and had not been charged, he added. The four doctors were allowed to go free after they had spoken to the police.

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