Story of two Countries: London Bridge Attacker grew up in Pakistan while Indian-Origin UK Cop Neil Basu led anti-terror operation

Usman Khan, the main terrorist behind the London Bridge Attack, born in Pakistan and spent his teenage years in Pakistan while the Assistant Commissioner of UK Police Neil Basu who led anti-terror operation, is an Indian origin officer whose father Pankaj Basu belongs to Kolkata, West Bengal.

London Bridge attacker Usman Khan was a 28 year old Pakistani who lived in Staffordshire, UK. He was released from Jail on Parole in 2018 after spending eight years in jail for terrorism offences. He was jailed for plotting to attack the London Stock Exchange in 2010.

Usman Khan was found guilty in 2012 on terror offences including raising fund for terrorism. He wanted to set up a terror camp in Kashmir and He also wanted to recruit Britishers to do jihad in Kashmir. According to UK govt report, Usman traveled to Pakistan and planned to fund, construct and take part in a terrorist training camp in Kashmir, with a view to carrying out terrorist attack in Kashmir.

According to UK Court Judgement, He had planned to establish a “terrorist military training facility” on land owned by his family in Kashmir.”

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