An unemployed man who wanted to kill his own family has been jailed for nine years after trying to buy grenades from an undercover agent.
Mohammed Abdus Shamad Chowdhury, 24, of Haggerston, east London, wrote himself notes in which he exposed his fantasy of blowing up a school and killing his entire family.
In court, Chowdhury attempted to pretend he was playing a role in a “James Bond fantasy”, but he also admitted to acting erratically, “the loser” for little things, “going ballistic” and having “collapses”.
Sources claim he was repeatedly violent towards his own family, throwing punches and threatening them with knives, and police were called, which led to a grievance over how he was treaty.
During phone calls in prison after his arrest, Chowdhury told his family that he wanted to throw a grenade at Bethnal Green police station, because he wanted “revenge”.
He was caught by police in February last year trying to hand over £ 300 in cash at a B&Q parking lot in Leyton to an undercover officer posing as a black market arms dealer.
Three months earlier, Chowdhury had been arrested for threatening a man with an ax outside a subway station after being pushed around in a crowd.
Alistair Richardson, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey jury: “There are times when the accused is an extremely angry, unpredictable and dangerous man. He cannot control that anger, nor control his reactions when he feels aggrieved. “
Judge Philip Katz QC jailed Chowdhury for nine years for explosives offenses and three years simultaneously for possession of documents useful for terrorism.
The judge said Chowdhury was not radicalized “in the religious or political manner seen in so many other cases” but was “deeply immersed in the digital world of violence”.
“Any reasonable and impartial layman [would] describe you as very dangerous, ”he told Chowdhury.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-21 13:18:00