Two LeT militants get 7-year RI for plotting attack on IMA
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 17:16
New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday sentenced two Lashker-e-Toiba militants to seven years of rigorous imprisonment each for possessing explosives in connection with a conspiracy to attack the Indian Military Academy in 2005.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma awarded the prison terms to convicts Hamid Hussain and Mohd Shariq, who were apprehended with about 10 kg of RDX and other explosives.

The court also imposed fines of Rs 1.25 lakh on Hamid and Rs 1.30 lakh on Shariq.

The court had on January 8 convicted the two militants of offences relating to possession of explosives and for being members of a banned terrorist organisation.

During the arguments on sentence, counsel for the convicts M S Khan had sought lenient view of the court on the ground that the duo are young men in their 30s and have elderly parents to look after.

The public prosecutor, on the other hand, sought maximum sentence on the ground that the convicts were found to be in possession of huge quantity of explosives.

Following the arrest of Hamid and Shariq from north Delhi, an encounter had taken place at Uttam Nagar in West Delhi on March 5, 2005 in which two Pakistanis Bilawal and Shahnawaz and their Indian associate Shams were killed by the police.


First Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 17:16

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