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2 Indians questioned by Thailand police in Bangkok bombing case

Bangkok:  Two Indians were questioned by the Thai police in connection with last month's bombing at a temple in downtown Bangkok, in which 20 people were killed.Indian foreign ministry officials say they are trying to
PTI September 07, 2015 18:29 IST
PTI

Bangkok:  Two Indians were questioned by the Thai police in connection with last month's bombing at a temple in downtown Bangkok, in which 20 people were killed.

Indian foreign ministry officials say they are trying to find out more about the detention. "We have seen media reports on two Indian nationals detained for questioning in connection with the Erawan bomb blast. We don' t know if the detention is a general step to investigate all those who may have come into contact with the suspects of the August 17 blast or for any specific illegal activity on the same or related issue."

The Indians, who are businessmen, were detained after investigations showed that they knew the main suspect, who stayed in the flat next to theirs.

Sources say both admitted that they knew the main suspect but denied any role in the terror attack.

Reports suggested that the Indians were seen on CCTV footage talking to the suspect. A person arrested in the case told police that the mastermind of the attack had fled the country.

The Indians were reportedly taken to a military camp for questioning, The Nation quoted police as saying.

Thai police is closely combing areas in search of people behind the August 17 bomb blast at the popular Erawan Brahma Shrine. Two foreign suspects have been arrested. One of them was carrying a Chinese passport.