Jihadi’s parents released after terror arrests in Portsmouth

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TWO people believed to be the parents of dead jihadi Ifthekar Jaman have been bailed by counter-terror police.

Thames Valley Police swooped on the Jaman family home in Hudson Road, Somers Town, in a dawn raid yesterday.

142944_TERROR_14/10/14''Police stand outside a house in Hudson Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, after six people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142944-963) PPP-141014-164105003

142944_TERROR_14/10/14''Police stand outside a house in Hudson Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, after six people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (142944-963) PPP-141014-164105003

A 57-year-old man and a 48-year-old woman, believed to be Enu Miah and Hena Choudhury, were arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

Officers have now released the pair but are still holding two men, 23 and 26. They are believed to be Ifthekar’s brothers Mustakim Jaman and Tuhin.

As reported, Ifthekar went to fight in Syria with the Islamic group Isil. He died fighting in December last year.

City leaders have appealed for calm after the arrests yesterday.

Police in Hudson Road

Police in Hudson Road

Mr Miah was arrested under Section 38(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000, on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism, Section 5 1(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006, engaged in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts, and Section 17 of the Terrorism Act 2000, arranging availability of money and property for use in terrorism.

Mrs Choudhury was arrested under Section 38(b) of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.

The brothers were arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.