Two Indians taken into custody in Thai bombing case

BANGKOK – Two Indians have been taken into custody for questioning by Thai police after they were seen on CCTVs talking to a foreign suspect wanted in Thailand’s deadliest bombing at a Brahma temple here, a media report said on Monday.

Police said that the two Indians have been taken to a military camp for questioning. The two Indians – whose names were withheld – were taken away for questioning after Assistant Police Commissioner General Prawut Thawornsiri led 20 police and troops to search the Maimuna Garden Home apartment in Minburi at 9pm last night.

The two Indians were staying in the room next to the one where police found bomb making materials. A foreigner who lived at the room and a Thai woman who rented the room for him are now wanted in the case.

Thai police is closely combing areas in search of people behind the August 17 bomb blast at the popular Erawan Brahma Shrine, which killed 20 people and injured more than 100 others.

In a separate development – a suspect who was arrested near the Cambodia border identified as Yusufu Meralli, told military interrogators he assembled the bomb for the actual bomber, who is yet to be nabbed.

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