London Bridge Attack: Who is the attacker Usman Khan? Pakistan connection found in London Bridge shootout: Usman Khan is a British citizen who killed two people by attacking London Bridge on Friday. Usman Khan, who had been convicted in a terrorism case, was out on parole and attacked students and former prisoners who had gathered there.
Accused spent some childhood time in Pakistan-
According to The Telegraph, Khan had left school and spent part of his teenage years in Pakistan, where he lived with his ailing mother. Dawn News quoted The Telegraph’s report as saying that upon returning to England it began promoting radical ideology on the Internet and significantly attracted many people. In January 2012, Khan was found guilty of engaging in terrorism-related preparedness in violation of the England Terrorism Act 2006.
Khan was among nine convicts planning to carry out high-profile attacks in London during the 2010 Christmas procession. At that time, all the people were described as al-Qaeda inspired groups, who wanted to send bombs to various places to attack like ‘Mumbai’. At the time of his arrest, Khan lived in Stock-on-Trent, a city in central England.
A list of targeted locations was found at the home of one of the defendants at the time, including the names and addresses of the then US mayor of London, Boris Johnson, the current US embassy and stock exchange. According to the Dawn report, the anti-terrorism campaign of the British police in which these people were arrested was the biggest campaign in 2010.
Khan was sentenced to a maximum of eight years in prison for public safety. In England, for the protection of the public, this punishment is sentenced to one of the most serious criminals, whose crime is not eligible for life imprisonment. Under this, convicts can apply for parole after completion of sentence.
The parole board then releases the convict after he is satisfied with public safety. After being released, the culprits are given a surveillance license of at least 10 years.
The judge, who heard the 2010 case and sentenced Khan and the other convicts in 2013, said, “They wanted to carry out and support the terrorism incident in promoting their religious faith.” They came under the supervision of the security forces. ”
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He also said that despite being from different parts of the country (Stoke, Cardiff and London), members of the organization used to meet each other. The judge said that other convicts in Stoke, including Khan, were heard discussing terrorist incidents abroad.