3 Lashkar operatives sent to gallows by West Bengal court

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Kolkata, Jan 21: A court in West Bengal has sentenced to death three Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives. Among those sentenced are two Pakistani nationals. The trial court in Bongaon held them guilty of waging war against the state.

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The operatives were arrested on April 4, 2007 along with another LeT member Sheikh Sameer from Maharashtra by the Border Security Force when they were trying to cross the Indo-Bangla border illegally.

Sameer managed to escape in Chhattisgarh when he was being taken to Maharashtra to be produced in a Mumbai Court.

Mohammad Yunus, and Abdullah Khan, both originally from Karachi, belonged to the LeT suicide squad and had also planned a suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir. They were convicted under Section 121 IPC, waging a war against the state.

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