JAMMU, Nov 30: Principal Sessions Judge Jammu Vinod Chatterji Koul today awarded 40 years rigorous imprisonment to two LeT militants of Pakistan.
According to the police case, these militants namely Jameel Ahmed alias Abu Chargam, son of Mohd Sadiq of Abatabad and Abdul Majid alias Abu Tala, son of Mohd Ahmed of Sind Pakistan were apprehended in Manjakote area of Rajouri on 10.03.2007 along with two local guides.
During the course of investigation, it came to the fore that Abdul Majid and Jameel Ahmed joined the militant organization LeT and took training in the camps in Pakistan. They entered Indian territory through Mumbai from where with the help of local guides reached Chandigarh where accused were given forged election cards to dodge the security forces. These identity cards were procured with the help of employees of Thanamandi Tehsil Office.
After hearing Public Prosecutor Rakesh Badyal for the State, the Principal Sessions Judge Jammu observed, “though there is no evidence produced by the prosecution to show that they were involved in subversive and terrorist activities but they being the members of the terrorist organization is sufficient to show that their intention was to carry out subversive activities. Thus, these facts are aggravating ones and in such circumstances no lenient view can be taken in favour of the accused”.
“The adequate sentence must commensurate with the level of their guilt, as such rigorous imprisonment for a period of eight years under Section 14-FA is awarded to the accused. They shall also undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of five years under Section 3/6 PP Act and rigorous imprisonment for a period of three years under Section 419 RPC”, the court said.
“They shall also undergo rigorous imprisonment for a period of 10 years under Section 467 RPC and rigorous imprisonment for a period of 07 years under Section 468 RPC besides rigorous imprisonment for a period of 07 years under Section 471 RPC”, the court said.