A TERRORIST freed early is still walking the streets of Britain as ministers scrambled to slam shut the legal loophole letting extremists out too soon.
Mohammed Shahjahan – jihadi pal of London Bridge killer Usman Khan – was pictured days after the Streatham terror attack sparked fury about the dozens of extremists freed early.
The convicted extremist, 34, was jailed with Khan over a planned bomb spree in 2012, targeting Boris Johnson, Big Ben and the Stock Exchange.
Shahjahan, of Stoke-on-Trent, was a key ringleader in the plot and alongside his lieutenant Nazam Hussain, 33, was sentenced to life in prison.
However, the pair appealed and their terms were reduced to 17 and 16 years.
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Both are understood to have been automatically released halfway into their sentences — meaning the three key players in the plot were free.
Today Shahjahan was seen strolling to a gym near his bail hostel in Staffordshire.
Wearing a cap and black tracksuit, he jogged to a busy local Pure Gym for an hour-long workout.
When asked by The Sun if he deserved early release, Shahjahan refused to talk – only saying his name was “Shah”.
It comes as ministers call for the 74 freed jihadis to be sent back to jail after Streatham terrorist Sudesh Amman was let out earlier.
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Jihadi Sudesh Amman, 20, went on a knife rampage in Streatham High Road, South London, injuring three people.
Amman, who was shot dead by armed cops, had been freed from high security Belmarsh Prison just 10 days before he stabbed two, despite fears he still held radical views.
He was sentenced to more than three years in jail for terror offences but let-out on automatic release after serving half his sentence.
The ISIS-supporting jihadi, who was only a teenager when arrested, was jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents.
The Government has been told it must get emergency legislation passed by February 27 to prevent the automatic release of any further convicted terrorists, a Whitehall official said.
Boris Johnson has called for an inquiry into why Amman was released early and will announce new plans on how to deal with brainwashed jihadis.
A source said: “The public will look at this case and say ‘why wasn’t this individual kept behind bars?’ and the PM shares that view.
“The PM’s put forward some plans already.
“This shines a spotlight on something else, which is people who were sentenced at the lower end of the spectrum who are entitled to automatic release at the halfway point.”
We reveal the faces of some of the convicted killers and hate preachers at large in the UK
Kazi Islam served half of an eight year sentence for grooming a teenager with Asperger’s to kill UK soldiers.
Islam was jailed in 2015 for trying to persuade Harry Thomas to buy ingredients for pipe bombs, but he was out in 2019.
Kazi Rahman, 43, is Kazi Islam’s uncle and neighbour – and a convicted terrorist in his own right.
In 2006, he was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment when he tried to buy missiles to shoot down airliners.
He’d also tried to get his hands on a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and Uzi submachine guns.
Shockingly, he was released from prison in 2011.
Bangladeshi-born Shah Rahman, 31, was part of the terror cell that Khan belonged to which plotted to bomb London’s Stock Exchange.
He was sentenced to “at least 12 years” in 2012.
It’s unclear as to when he was released on licence.
Ibrahim Abdullah-Hassan was arrested in May 2013 immediately after being interviewed on BBC Newsnight and claiming his pal, Michael Adebolajo (Lee Rigby’s killer), was offered a job by MI5.
Abdullah-Hassan, who was involved with Anjem Choudary’s hate group al-Muhajiroun, was jailed in 2014 for three years for inciting terrorism.
It is unclear when he was released.
Rebekah Dawson was sentenced to 20 months in 2014 for posting clips on YouTube glorifying the horrific murder of Lee Rigby.
Dawson, who hailed from Hackney in east London and was 22 when she was convicted, also made headlines by refusing to remove her face veil.
The religious row broke out during Dawson’s trial for a separate offence – witness intimidation.
She ultimately pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to six months in prison.
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