LeT militants planning to kill Hindu leaders in Hyderabad sentenced to 10 year jail

National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, Mumbai, has sentenced three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists to 10 years imprisonment for planning to assassinate Hindu leaders in different cities including Hyderabad.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Jun 2021 3:39 AM GMT
LeT militants planning to kill Hindu leaders in Hyderabad sentenced to 10 year jail

Hyderabad: National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, Mumbai, has sentenced three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists to 10 years imprisonment for planning to assassinate Hindu leaders in different cities including Hyderabad.

Mohd Muzammil has been found guilty under section 18, 20, 38 of UA (P) Act and sent to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. He has also been found guilty under section 3, 25,7,27 of the Arms Act and sent to five years imprisonment with Rs 5000 fine. Mohd Sadiq and Mohd Akram alias Imran Khan alias Khaled have been found guilty under section 18, 20, 38 of UA (P) Act and sent to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.

An NIA spokesman said the case was initially registered at ATS Kalachowki, Mumbai on August 31, 2012, under Arms Act. The initial investigation had revealed that the accused were members of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami (HuJI). Accordingly, UA (P) Act was invoked in the case. NIA re-registered the case on June 24, 2013, and took over the investigation.

Investigation revealed that convicted Mohd Akram went to Saudi Arabia under the guise of seeking employment as a driver with the help of the wanted accused, Mohammed Abdul Majeed, a native of Hyderabad and settled in Riyadh.

During his stay in Saudi Arabia, Akram was introduced to various LeT members and operatives including absconding accused Siddique Bin Usman alias Abu Hanzala alias Abdul Brai, and Furkhan Bhai alias Abdullah alias Abu Saad alias Afzal alais Akbar, both native of Hyderabad. He was also introduced to Mohamed Shaeed Faisal alias Ustad alias Umar alias Zaikr, a native of Bangalore and settled in Saudi Arabia.

Investigation has further revealed that accused Akram and other accused persons had held meetings at Riyadh and Dammam, and decided to carry out targeted killings of prominent Hindu leaders, journalists, politicians, and police officers in various parts of India.

Mohd Akram was sent back to India for executing these killings in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Nanded to strike terror in the society. Mohd Akram was assigned the task of identifying suitable targets to his old associates from Nanded including Mohd Muzzamil and Mohd Sadiq. They all traveled to Hyderabad in June 2012 to meet Obaid-Ur-Rehaman, a resident of Hyderabad and associate of Mohd Akram, for identification of suitable targets.

"Further investigation in the case continues to trace and apprehend absconding accused persons," the spokesman said.

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