No terror link against two Britons established: Police

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 17:54

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)
yesterday.

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
official said.

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"
activities.

The duo, who were in possession of sophisticated
equipment, claimed they were into plane-spotting and it was
their hobby.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 17:54

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