Barking man held on terror charges is remanded in custody

A Barking man arrested on terrorism charges has been remanded in custody.

Khalid Baqa, 47, of Priory Road, Barking, was charged with having a CD containing a document entitled 39 Ways to Support and Participate in Jihad on Wednesday.

He faces three counts of possession of terrorist material and one count of dissemination of terrorist material relating to July 5.

Baqa was placed on remand after appearing before Westminster Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

He is due to return to the same court for a commital hearing on July 26.

Four other people appeared at the court in connection with a counter-terrorism investigation yesterday.

Richard Dart, 29, of Broadway, Ealing, Imran Mahmood, 21, of Dabbs Hill Lane, Northolt and Jahangir Alom, 26, of Abbey Road, Stratford, are all charged with preparing for acts of terrorism between July 25, 2010 and July 6, 2012.

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Ruksana Begum, 22, of Provost Estate, Islington, is charged with possession of a digital memory card containing a document likely to be of use to a terrorist, from July 5.

The four were remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on July 31.