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Six sentenced to life in IISc attack case

Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 15:36

Zeenews Bureau

Bangalore: A fast-track court on Monday sentenced to life all six men convicted of involvement in the 2005 terror attack at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here.

The six were held guilty on Saturday of involvement in the attack and having links with terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.

The six include Mohammed Raza-ul-Rehman, Afzal Pasha, Mehboob Ibrahim, Miruddin Khan, Nizamuddin and Munna. They were convicted on charge of plotting the terror attack and waging war against the country.

The court had however acquitted another man charged with conspiracy.

Judge VR Revanakara announced the quantum of sentence today after hearing arguments by the prosecution and defence.

The militants had opened fire at delegates emerging out of an international conference at the IISc on December 28, 2005, killing a retired professor of IIT-Delhi and injuring four others.

Police had filed cases of sedition, terrorism and religious disharmony, among others, against the accused. Police had arrested Pasha on January 14, 2006, along with six others.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 15:29

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