British Muslim man discovered responsible of terrorism, was discovered making bombs3 min read
A British Muslim from Surrey, a county in England, has been discovered responsible of terrorism offences, together with possessing explosive substances, in line with the assertion launched by Surrey police.
According to the assertion, the perpetrator was recognized as Asad Bhatti of Holland Close, Redhill was arrested on the fees in January 2021, and a search was carried out at an handle in Redhill. On Friday, the 47-year-old was discovered responsible of two counts of possessing an article for the aim of terrorism.
“Today (17/3), at the Old Bailey, the 47-year-old was found guilty of two counts of possessing an article for the purpose of terrorism, contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and three counts of making or possessing an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances contrary to Section 4 of the Explosive Substance Act,” the assertion learn.
“Bhatti was investigated by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE) after he had taken his computer into a shop to be fixed and a member of staff found some concerning file titles which he reported,” the assertion added.
Further, within the assertion, Surrey Police revealed that after the investigation by CTPSE, some paperwork have been found suggesting whoever was utilizing the machine had an curiosity in explosives and making explosive gadgets.
Following this discovery, Bhatti was arrested and a search was carried out at his residence in Redhill and at a storage container he rented.
According to the assertion, the police discovered chemical compounds, chemistry tools, digital circuitry and even an improvised explosive machine, which was dismantled by a specialist explosive ordnance disposal crew within the storage unit.
This machine was not deemed to be practical attributable to a number of the supplies used. At his property, gadgets together with a USB stick containing guides to make explosive gadgets have been seized.
“Bhatti was also found to be in possession of manuals he compiled and wrote himself. He had spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations on making explosives, shooting techniques and hand combat, along with manuals published by others on making explosives and combat. This resulted in a suspicion that the possession of all these documents was for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism,” the assertion learn.
In the assertion, Detective Chief Superintendent Olly Wright, Head of CTPSE, stated: “The case against Bhatti was strong, I am glad the jury have found him guilty today.”
“There was clear evidence of his extreme Islamist ideology and the danger he posed. He clearly hated those whom he considers do not follow his version of Islam, and he made a range of derogatory comments towards those he considers to be ‘unbelievers’,” he added.
“I am especially grateful to the member of the public who recognised the risks and took steps to call the police. This allowed Counter Terrorism Policing to stop Bhatti’s progress in manufacturing explosive devices which could otherwise have caused significant harm to the public,” Wright stated.
Bhatti shall be sentenced on the Old Bailey on April 25.
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