Extremist Tanveer Ahmed who drove 200 miles to execute Glasgow shopkeeper gets moved prison to be close to family

Caged hate killer Tanveer Ahmed’s been switched to a prison down south — to be closer to his family.

And tonight there was fury over the decision to grant the transfer request from the evil extremist, 36.

We can reveal the brute — jailed for at least 27 years for executing Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah — was moved from HMP Shotts, Lanarkshire.

He is now in an English nick nearer to his relatives in Bradford, Yorkshire.

But an insider hit out: “It’s scandalous. Ahmed had been asking to get shifted since he was caged. So he was delighted to be moved south.

“But Asad will never be close to his loved ones again because of him — it should be the same for Ahmed.”

“This decision risks causing more grief for the victim’s family. Once again the system has let them down.”

The High Court in Glasgow heard in 2016 how Pakistan-born Ahmed drove 200 miles to the city’s Shawlands to stab to death peace-loving  Asad over an Easter message he’d posted on Facebook.

The cabbie, who claimed the store owner “insulted” Islam,  admitted  murder.

We told how he was visited behind bars by religious zealots and boasted of “earning a fortune” from the sale of signed photos of himself.

A source said: “Jail bosses were glad to get rid of him — he was toxic.”

The Scottish Prison Service don’t comment on individual inmates.


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