Akayed Ullah indicted for NY subway blast


PV Desk : An US grand jury on Wednesday (January 10) indicted Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah on federal terrorism charges for last month’s botched bombing in a New York City subway station, reports NBC News.

Akayed has worked as a taxi driver and an electrician, would face life in prison if convicted of the holiday season attack in a passageway near the Port Authority bus terminal.

“In selecting this time and place, Ullah’s alleged purpose in the Port Authority bombing was painfully clear: to inflict as much damage as possible, and to strike fear into the hearts of New Yorkers in the name of ISIS,” US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in announcing the indictment.

A criminal complaint said that before the blast, Ullah posted two messages to his Facebook page — one that referenced ISIS and another that taunted the president.

“Trump you failed to protect your nation,” the post said, according to court papers.