Threatening to kill UK parliamentarians, man jailed for 2 years
Chandigarh, November 24, 2020: The United Kingdom court awarded two years sentence to Wajid Shah, a native of Slough, for threatening to kill five British politicians including labour MP Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi and former Prime Minister Theresa May.
Sikh parliamentarian Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi said that Wajid Shah, (27) had threatened to stab to death former PM Theresa May via an email. The email came when she was serving as Britain's PM.
Aftermath, the former Labour Home Secretary Lord Blankett also received two threatening emails along with other members of parliament Caroline Knox, Marcus Lancaster, Baroness Ruth Lister.
He further informed that prosecutor Barry McEldoff told the court that Slough’s MP Dhesi was approached by accused Shah in connection with the citizenship test case, after which he received four emails threatening to kill him thereby Dhesi had to close his office on the advice of the police. He added that the nature of the messages that Shah sent to MPs was horrendous and caused the victims significant anxiety and distress.
Dhesi stated that the jury admitted that Shah had sent threatening emails after concluding a six-day hearing and convicted Shah on six counts of sending death threatening messages from March 27 to April 11 thereby sentenced him to two years in prison.
Tan Dhesi, MP of Slough said “No one should be subject to abuse or death threats, whether online or in-person, so I am relieved that Shah has been brought to justice for his frightening and shocking actions.” He said, “I wish to convey my immense gratitude to Thames Valley police and all those involved in helping to conclude this case for their hard work and for acting swiftly to protect those of us who were affected”.