3 LeT militants sentenced to death
Bongaon Court on Saturday sentenced three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants including two Pakistani nationals to death. This is the first time when a court in Bengal pronounced death sentence to any Pakistani national.
On January 19, Judge of Bongaon Court, Binoy Pathak, held Md Yunus, Md Abdullah and Md Muzaffar Ahmed guilty on charges of raging war against the state and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. The quantum of punishment has been announced on Saturday. Abdullah and Yunus are residents of Karachi while Muzaffar is a resident of Anantnag in Kashmir. Muzaffar went to Dhaka after receiving the order to help Abdullah and Yunus to cross the Indo-Bangladesh border to enter India.
One of their associates — Sk Shamir — had managed to flee on way to Maharashtra in 2013. Police arrested four terrorists on April 4, 2007, while trying to enter India through its international border with Bangladesh at Petrapole. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) later took up the probe. It was learnt that they were involved in an incident of bomb blast in Mumbai.
The three have been booked under IPC Sections 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war) and 122 (collecting arms with intention of waging war against the Government of India), CID DIG (Operations) Nishad Pervej said.