Bangalore: Six convicted in IISc terror attack

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Bangalore, Dec 17: A Bangalore fast track court on Saturday, Dec 17 convicted six people for their involvement in the terror attack on Indian Institute of Science(IISc) in 2005. The court will announce the quantum of punishment in the case on Monday, Dec 19. The convicts face a maximum of death penalty.

Judge V R Revanakara said that accused were charged under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 120 B, 121, 121A, Section 3 and 4 of Explosive Substances Act, Sections 25 and 26 of the Arms Act. Court has suspected that six accused have links with terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. However, court acquitted one of the seven accused for lack of evedence.

The terrorists had opened fire at victims during an international conference at the IISc on Dec 28, 2005 left former Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi professor MC Puri dead and four others injured.

Earlier, in Jan, 2006, the police had filed cases of sedition, terrorism and religious disharmony among others against seven accused.

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