The UK Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson has announced that his government will shape tougher laws related to the terror convicts after the latest London attack on Sunday. Yesterday on February 2, 2020, a terror convict named, Sudesh Amman, who was released early on the day from a London jail, attacked people on a busy London street using a knife and injured three people.
The assailant, who was shot dead by police on Sunday, had been arrested on the charge for “Islamist-related terrorism offenses” in 2018 but released halfway through serving his 3-year sentence.
Johnson’s Plan for Tougher Laws
Several British politicians have been pressurizing Johnson’s government to introduce strict laws with respect to terror suspects since a former terror convict killed two people and wounded three more before police shot him dead near London Bridge in November 2019.
Since the attack, Johnson recalled that the government had “moved quickly to introduce a package of measures to strengthen every element of our response to terrorism – including longer prison sentences and more money for the police.”
Following the recent attack in London, the PM, Johnson declared, “We will announce further plans for fundamental changes to the system for dealing with those convicted of terrorism offenses,” Johnson shared, “My thoughts are with the injured victims and their loved ones.”
The Metropolitan Police explained Sunday events that the attack happened about 2 PM (IST) which led to the injury of three people including a woman in her 50s, a man who is 40 years old and a 20 years old woman. The Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metro police, Lucy D’Orsi said that a rescue team of armed officers was deployed immediately as a part of a “proactive” counter-terrorism operation. According to a source, a device was found strapped to his body which was later found to be a hoax explosive device.
Sudesh Amman Arrested for Terror Crimes
Around December 2017, Amman started committing terrorism offenses while living with his mother and siblings. As per Reuters, the police authorities noticed in that year, the then 17 years old started posting a picture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed during a US raid in Syria in October 2017.
Citing his support and sympathy for Islamic State leaders, he wrote a message to his brother saying, “The Islamic State is here to stay.” With the new development of Amman’s terror activities, police had arrested him in a north London street in May 2018.
According to prosecutors, the police officers found that he had planned to carry out terrorist attacks after the officers examined his personal computer and phone. It was further understood by the officers that the assailant was found circulating messages about his plans of attack with his family, friends, and girlfriend.
As Reuters reported, police found him sharing an online al-Qaeda magazine with his family and mentioning in a discussion about school with a sibling, he would “rather blow myself up.” Following that proof, in November 2018 he pleaded guilty to the possession of documents related to plan an attack and circulating publications for the terrorist attacks.
As per his confession, the court had sentenced him three years in prison. According to the Police report, Sunday’s attacker, Amman, had even encouraged his girlfriend to behead her parents.
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