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Updated: December 20, 2011 01:49 IST

Life term to six for waging war against nation

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Two of the six Lashkar activists, who were sentenced to life are seen outside a court in Bangalore on Monday.
Two of the six Lashkar activists, who were sentenced to life are seen outside a court in Bangalore on Monday.

Six members of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who were found guilty of planning terror attacks in different parts of Karnataka, were awarded life imprisonment by a Fast Track Court here on Monday.

All the six LeT activists were found guilty by the court on Saturday and the judge, V.R. Revankar, sentenced them in a packed court hall in the City Civil Court complex.

Mohammed Razur, Afsar Pasha, Ibrahim Sab Chopdar, Noorullah Khan, Mohammed Irfan and Nijamuddin alias Munna were convicted of waging war against the country.

While the convicts displayed no emotion as the sentence was read out, they did express their disappointment with the judgment.

The six were arrested by the Bangalore police when they were investigating the attack on the Indian Institute of Sciences in December 2005, in which an IIT professor from New Delhi was killed. They were arrested in 2006 from different locations in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, and huge quantities of firearms and other materials seized.

The city police have announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for the team that arrested the six.

Death penalty sought

Meanwhile, Special Public Prosecutor A.K. Seetharam said he would request the State government to file an appeal demanding the death penalty for the six.

“Charges against the accused were not trivial. I will also write to the government to question the acquittal of the seventh accused [Chand Pasha],” he told The Hindu.

This is one more farce enacted by BJP Govt and the Sangh parivar people in the bureaucracy,police and intelligence.This has been going on relentlessly as innocent Muslims have become pawns in the hands of these Sanghis terror plans which is created to polarize the masses and enable a win for BJP.Only in the past few years some of these sangh terrorists have been arrested but yet to be punished.Not only these Muslims be released, the people who are behind these including the police,intelligence and bureaucracy be punished.

from:  Nasar
Posted on: Dec 26, 2011 at 19:15 IST

These terrorists (LeT and others) are not fighting for Indian Muslims, rather they're fighting on behalf of Pakistan and such hostile nations that want to destabilize the peace and harmony of the Indian society. It's good that they are caught and punished before they could have imparted larger damage to the society. Any organization that is really interested in uplifting the general conditions of Muslims in India, instead of taking up terrorism, can always devote themselves in spreading education, health care, reducing poverty & superstitions and teaching them trades to become self-employed. I believe that the greater Muslim community can be developed in this way and in turn they can contribute effectively in nation building.

from:  Md. Rajeeb
Posted on: Dec 20, 2011 at 12:48 IST

Justice is delivered at last and all the six young energetic LeT members involved in the ghastly incident are awarded severe punishment. Solitary confinement must be made unto death so that they do not have any chance to interact with anyone including jail sentries so that they realize what is life. It must be ensured that these convicts have no chance at all to escape from jail and cause havoc in the country. Hightec gadgets must be used to monitor such elements as is prevalent in US. No complacency on evil doers!

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: Dec 20, 2011 at 07:26 IST
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