Policeman appears in court accused of hatching a bogus terror plot to KIDNAP a fellow officer
- PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain was arrested after police were given false information suggesting officer was to be kidnapped as part of ‘terror plot’
- Led to false arrest of 31-year-old and prompted a national security warning
- Hussain appeared in court alongside student, 25, and 35-year-old tutor
By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline
Published: 21:36, 7 October 2015 |
Accused: PC Amar Tasaddiq Hussain
A policeman has appeared in court accused of devising a bogus plan to kidnap a fellow officer.
Amar Tasaddiq Hussain, 29, from Birmingham, was arrested after police were given false information suggesting the officer was to be targeted as part of a ‘terrorist plot’ last December.
The hoax led to a 31-year-old being falsely arrested and prompted a national security warning.
Hussain is charged with two counts of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office between June 30 and December 15 last year.
He appeared at Cannock Magistrates Court alongside student Adil Bashir, 25, and self-employed tutor Muhammad Sheikh, 30, both from Birmingham.
The three men have been charged with two counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. They spoke only to confirm their names and no pleas were entered.
The court heard Pc Hussain, from Yardley, Birmingham, is currently suspended from his duties with West Midland Police’s Birmingham West and Central Police Unit.
Prosecutor Adam Warner said: ‘There’s an allegation that Mr Hussain, a serving West Midlands Police officer, Mr Bashir and Mr Sheikh conspired with one another to cause the arrest of another individual, that they undertook a course of action undermine that person following a malicious allegation and that involved a plot to kidnap a serving police officer.’
Imran Khan, defending Hussain, successfully made a request for the court to prohibit publication of his postal address for his ‘welfare and safety’.
Hussain, Bashir and Sheikh were all granted conditional bail. The case was adjourned and the three men will appear before Stafford Crown Court on October 30.
Hussain appeared at Cannock Magistrates Court (pictured) alongside student Adil Bashir, 25, and self-employed tutor Muhammad Sheikh, 30, both from Birmingham