London, Mar 12: British Airways employee, who was arrested for allegedly for attempting suicide attack on board, had requested his Al Qaeda chiefs to send him to Yemen and Pakistan for training, a British court was told.
Prosecutor Colin Gibbs was quoted in a newspaper report as saying that the Rajib Karim, an IT expert had offered to be trained in for striking cabin crew, and then use it for carrying out the terror attacks.
He also requested to be sent to Yemen and Pakistan for training and had advised on the contacts in the UK who would be instrumental in carrying out the terror strikes.
Karim allegedly instructed the al-Qaeda chiefs on the ways to nobble BA computer systems.
The Bangladeshi- born Karim is accused of terrorism fundraising based on the ecrypted files found on his computer, which showed him sending cash for 'suicide bombings, martyrdom and further acts of terrorism'.
The Court was told that Karim's real motive behind moving to Britain was to obtain a UK passport for using it in terror operations.
According to BA sources, Karim would not have been able to pass strict security checks, despite applying for a place on the strike-busting cabin crew.
30-year-old Karim was arrested on Feb 25 at BA's call centre in Newcastle.