This Article is From Sep 07, 2015

2 Indians Questioned by Thai Police in Bangkok Bombing Case

2 Indians Questioned by Thai Police in Bangkok Bombing Case

File Photo: Police inspects the cordoned-off site of a bomb blast at the popular Erawan shrine in Bangkok.(Agence Frane-Presse)

Bangkok: Two Indians were taken for questioning on Sunday night by the Thai police in connection with last month's bombing at a famous temple in Bangkok, in which 20 people were killed.

Indian intelligence sources say the two have been released after questioning.

Local media reports were quoted as saying that the Indians were taken to a military camp for questioning after they were seen on CCTV footage talking to a foreign suspect wanted in the terror attack.

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

Indian foreign ministry officials say they have asked for details on 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," said ministry sources.

The Indians, who are businessmen, were taken away after the alleged mastermind's home in the Mainmuna Garden Home apartment in Minburi was searched by a police team last night.

According to a newspaper report, the Indians were staying in the room next to the one in which the police found bomb making material.

The Thai police is still searching for those 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.

One of the arrested persons has told the police that the attack mastermind had fled the country.