Sunday, August 13, 2006

Suspended employee of Jet: Neighbours shocked

London: In Walthamstow, where Amin Asmin Tariq, (the suspended employee of Jet Airways) who was among the 24 people picked up for the plot to blow up transatlantic flights using liquid explosives, lived with his parents, sister, wife and three-week-old daughter in a modest terrace home, there was shock at the news of his arrest. Neighbour Jenny Smith described the family as "charming" and "loving", and insisted Tariq couldn't possibly have been a part of the conspiracy.
"I am shocked… He was the least religious (of the family). He is a married man with a little baby, and he was totally proud of his child," Smith was quoted as saying.
She added that she had seen "no strange boxes being taken in or out of the house," the family never "went around in religious clothes", and "there were no radicals going in or out of the house".
12/08/06 Vijay Dutt/Hindustan Times