No terror link against two Britons established: Police
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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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