Asim Kausar jailed over ricin recipe
A man who had a recipe for the deadly poison ricin and documents about how to make bombs has been jailed for two years and three months.
Asim Kausar, 25, from Bolton, kept the information on a computer pen drive.
The material only came to light after Kausar’s family suffered a burglary and the memory stick was handed in to police.
Kausar pleaded guilty to four charges under the Terrorism Act at Manchester Crown Court.
The memory stick contained details about ricin, assassination and torture techniques, and how to construct improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
Police had been given it so officers could view CCTV images of the break-in recorded on the device.
They then came across the terror-related information.
The documents were entitled Improvised Munitions Handbook and Unconventional Warfare Devices and Techniques.
Kausar told officers he had downloaded the information out of “curiosity and a thirst for knowledge”.