Bengaluru, February 9: Terrorist Bilal Ahmed Quetta alias Imran Jalal working for Pakistan based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been sentenced to 7years rigorous imprisonment by Bengaluru Court in a terror financing and money laundering case.
Bilal Ahmed Quetta alias Imran Jalal, who operated from Karnataka, has also been fined Rs 50,000 by the court, officials said.
A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court of Judge Shivshankar Amarannavar pronounced the verdict.
In January, 2007, a man was arrested with an AK series assault rifle, 200 bullets, five hand grenades and a satellite phone by the Karnataka Police while he was getting down from a bus in Bengaluru. He was charged with "waging war" against Government of India, possession of arms and explosives and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Quetta was involved in these activities since 2001 and was a member of the LeT, they added.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) later booked Quetta under the criminal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in 2009, taking cognisance of the police charges and subsequent conviction by a local court.
The central probe agency had also "confiscated" Rs 34,830 funds of Quetta under anti-money laundering laws as it identified the money to be meant for terror financing.