Jaipur, December 7: A court in Rajasthan on Wednesday sentenced life imprisonment to eight terrorists including three Pakistanis belonged to Pakistan based terror organization Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) for conspiring to carry out terror activities in India.
Notably, an Additional District and Sessions Court in Jaipur awarded life imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs 3 lakh each to all the eight terrorists including three Pakistanis belonged to LeT terror outfit for conspiring to carry out terror activities in India.
Special Public Prosecutor, Mahaveer Jindal said the accused were awarded life imprisonment under sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act along with a cash penalty of 3 lakh each. “All the accused were convicted under Section 13 (abetting unlawful activity), Section 18 (punishment for conspiracy), Section 18 (B) (recruiting for terror act) and Section 20 (punishment for being a member of terrorist gang or organization) of the UAPA last week,” he added.
Special Public Prosecutor also noted that these terrorists planned to carry out a terror act in Jaipur during Dussehra in 2010 and planned to attack Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, VHP president Praveen Togadia and other significant leaders.
The three Pakistani LeT members Asgar Ali, Shakkar Ulla and Shahid Iqbal were accused of recruiting persons for various anti-national activities. The other five accused are Babu alias Nishachand Ali, Hafiz Abdul, Pawan Puri, Arun Jain and Kabil.
Later, Babu and Pawan Puri came into contact with Asgar Ali in Bikaner Jail, while Kabil came into touch with Shahid Iqbal in a Punjab jail. All of them were in touch with a LeT commander based in Pakistan through mobile. The Rajasthan Ant terrorist squad arrested all the members after getting an input from Intelligence Agencies who intercepted a telephonic conversation between the LeT men lodged in jails and Lashkar commander in Pakistan in 2010.