You may recall that I am of the belief that the robbery of the travel agent in Bradford during which PC Sharon Beshenivsky
was murdered was to secure funds for the furtherance of jihad. So far as I know this was never mentioned in court, but is merely my opinion based on the obvious reason why Pakistanis and Somalis should join forces together.
You will also recall that one of the wanted men, who was not deported to Somali for earlier crimes for fear of his safety, despite his family being influential there, escaped using his sisters passport and veil
. This is from the Telegraph and Argus
a local Yorkshire paper and shows an exclusive (albeit out of date) photo of Piran Ditta Khan who was described during the trial as the architect of the armed robbery.
Piran Ditta Khan, who lived and worked in Bradford when he came to England from Pakistan at the age of 18, is thought to have fled at the beginning of this year to return to a remote village in his homeland.
The photograph obtained by the Telegraph & Argus shows Khan when he owned a restaurant in Aberdeen. A spokesman said: "There are ongoing inquiries but we cannot say anything more at this stage. This does appear to be a picture taken a number of years ago. However it is not a good likeness. The man we are seeking is now in his late 50s."
Waqas Yousaf, managing director of Universal Express, said Khan, a former customer, (that is the travel agency robbed of money paid for trips to Mecca) was reported to have turned to religion
, grown a beard and be helping to rebuild a mosque in Pakistan.
He said he and his business partners first suspected he was involved in the robbery when the police came to see them shortly afterwards.
"They were asking if we knew an Uncle P Khan who used to be a customer here," said Mr Yousaf. "They took all our records and then we realised that they must think he was involved."
So for what religious purpose does a mosque building man turn to crime? 5 letters, begins with J.
Have you seen this man, now aged 58?