No terror link against two Britons established: Police
New Delhi: Delhi police has not established
any terror link against two Britons detained for allegedly
recording conversation between pilots and Air Traffic Control.
"We have not pressed charges against them till now. No
terror link has been established. We are exploring whether
they could be booked under the Indian Telegraph Act and
Aircraft Rule," a senior police official said.
Stephen Hampston (46) and Steve Martin (55), whose
movements were restricted by police to a posh hotel, were
detained by The Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO)
Authorities are considering booking the duo under Section
25 of Indian Telegraph Act which prohibits interception. If
convicted, the duo may have to undergo imprisonment for a
maximum of three years, or with fine or with both, the
The Britons, employed with Railways in UK, were confined
to Radisson Hotel near international airport here from Monday
night after the hotel staff reported about their "suspicious"
The duo, who were in possession of sophisticated
equipment, claimed they were into plane-spotting and it was
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- CBI confirms Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain's indulgence in Hawala business
- Watch: CM Yogi Adityanath's first speech in UP Assembly house
- Should army take strict action against stone pelters of J&K?
- Etawah: UP cops caught drunk while on duty
- Triple Talaq: Why AIMPLB are opposing the petitions filed in Supreme Court?
- Left to die on road, pregnant Lucknow woman writes to PM Narendra Modi to end 'triple talaq', says 'I voted for BJP'
- The Kapil Sharma Show: No Sunday episode this weekend? Here’s why
- India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes reconciliatory path, says his friendship comment was 'blown out of proportion'
- Sunil Grover joining AIB? Here’s the truth
- Reliance Jio closes in on 50 million paid users