A man who was convicted and jailed for a terrorist plot was employed at ASDA in Watford.
In 2007, Quaiser Shaffi was given a sentence of 15 years in prison for his role in a plan linked to al-Qaeda that had the potential to kill thousands of people in both the UK and the US.
A recent article in The Sun newspaper revealed that Shaffi had been employed at the ASDA superstore located on St Albans Road, near the Dome Roundabout.
They stated that it is thought that he had been released halfway through his sentence.
His legal history appears to have come to light amidst an employment tribunal for another employee, Mr Vernon Morton, last year, who was suing the supermarket chain after claiming he had been unfairly dismissed.
Mr Morton argued that it was unfair that he had lost his job whilst Shaffi still had his, despite his terror conviction.
The tribunal concluded: “In relation to Mr Shaffi’s conviction, the claimant said that it was for an act of terrorism for which he had been sentenced to 15 years, but we are satisfied that the respondent knew of Mr Shaffi’s background and considered him a suitable person to be taken on as an employee and be internally trained, eventually to take on the position of store manager.
“He was not considered a threat to anyone and those were the reasons why he remained in the respondent’s employment.”
ASDA have been contacted for comment.
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