New Delhi: Three members of a Manipur-based banned terror outfit have been held guilty by a Delhi court for their association with the terrorist organisation and raising funds for its activities.
Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash convicted the three terrorists of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and sentenced them to nearly four years and nine months in jail, the period already undergone by them behind bars.
The court convicted Manipur residents Chongtham Manglemajao Singh, Nagriyambam Ratan Singh and Naorem Amumacha Singh under the Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act (UAPA) for the offences of raising funds for terrorist act, conspiracy, harbouring and being members of terrorist gang or organisation after they pleaded guilty in the case.
The fourth accused Chongtham Ibomacha Singh was earlier discharged by the court in 2011.
The offences for which the three accused were convicted entails a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
"I have considered the prayer of all the convicts as well as submissions made by the prosecutor. Keeping in view the economic status of all the three convicts, pleading of guilt by convicts and they are in judicial custody since January 17, 2009, my inference is that convicts deserves leniency.
"Therefore, let convicts Chongtham Manglemajao Singh, Nagriyambam Ratan Singh and Naorem Amumacha Singh be sentenced for the period already undergone by them in the present case for the offences under Sections 17/18/19/20 of UAPA and set at liberty, if not required in any case," the judge said.
The four accused, including the one who was discharged earlier, were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on January 17, 2009 on an information that terrorists of KCP will assemble at a house in Govind Puri here.
According to the prosecution, the raiding team of the police had reached the spot in the morning and the door was opened by accused Chongtham.