Britons carrying ‘powerful binoculars’ held in Delhi

New Delhi: Two British nationals were detained by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Delhi Police from Radisson hotel in Delhi on Monday after the hotel authorities complained that the duo was acting suspiciously.

“They checked into the hotel on Feb 13 and hotel authorities informed us after they found their activities suspicious. We are questioning them,” a police officer said.

Police have recovered powerful binoculars from Stephen Hampston and Steven Martin who were staying at the hotel, which is close to the airport.

Police have also recovered sophisticated equipment used to view aircraft at a great distance from them. Hotel authorities say one of the spent several hours looking through the binoculars at the airport, thus heightening suspicion.

However, the city police have said that they have not found anything incriminating against the duo. Delhi has been on high alert since Saturday after a blast in Pune that left nine people dead and several injured.

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