Bangladeshi twins get 10-yr RI for keeping explosives

Last Updated: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 20:36

New Delhi: A Delhi court Saturday sentenced twin
brothers from Bangladesh to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for
possessing explosives four years ago, but acquitted them of the
stringent charges of waging a war against the country and
being members of banned terror outfit LeT.

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar also imposed a fine
of Rs 3,000 on Anishul Mursalin and Muhibbul Muttakin after
holding them guilty under various provisions of the Explosive
Substances Act, the Foreigners Act, the Arms Act and the IPC.

Both the convicts were apprehended by a team of Delhi
police`s Special Cell sleuths from a place near New Delhi
Railway Station on February 26, 2006.

They were found in possession of three kilogram oil-based
explosives, two pistols with cartridges, two detonators and
fake currency having face value of Rs 40,000, besides two fake
passports.

The police killed two alleged associates of the convicts
in an encounter at a place following the inputs received from
them.

During the arguments in the case, public prosecutor Alka
Goel had sought maximum sentence of life imprisonment against
the two convicts, saying they were found in possession of
special category of explosives.

Defence counsel M S Khan, however, urged the court to take
a lenient view as the prosecution could not prove before it as
to for what purpose the explosives were brought by them in the
national capital and further from where they brought it to use
at which place.

The court had earlier exonerated the duo of the charges of
waging war against the country and being members of
Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) for want of sufficient
evidence.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 20:36

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