A Delhi court on Tuesday convicted two HuJI militants, including a Bangladeshi national, of possessing explosives, hawala money and waging war against the country, charges which envisage death penalty as the maximum punishment.
Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma held Mohd Amin Wani, a Jammu and Kashmir resident, and Lutfur Rahman, the Bangladeshi national, who is alleged to have received training at the instance of Pakistan-based Jamaat-Ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, guilty in the case.
Both the convicts, suspected to be active members of Bangladesh based Harkat-Ul-Jihad-al-Islami(HuJI) militant organisation, were charged under the various provisions of the IPC including those relating to waging war against the country and other offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substances Act.
Wani, 29, was arrested on January 4, 2007, here carrying Rs 4.5 lakh received from a hawala operative at Seeshganj Gurudwara in old city area here by the Delhi Police's Special Cell.
Rahman, 30, was apprehended from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station here with over 1.5 Kg explosives and a timer device on the same day on the disclosure of Wani.
According to police, both the convicts were out to disrupt the Republic Day function.
Public Prosecutor Vinod Kumar Sharma, in a written submission, sought death penalty against them alleging they wanted to disturb peace of the country by causing explosions.