SIMI member Abu Faizal gets life sentence for cop's murder

Bhopal, Oct 31: A special trial court here today sentenced Abu Faizal, a member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), to life imprisonment after finding him guilty of killing a police constable in 2009.

Faizal had been convicted by the additional sessions judge B S Bhadoria yesterday.

SIMI member gets life sentence

The court also awarded three years' imprisonment to co-accused Mahtab after finding him guilty under the Arms Act for supplying a weapon to Faizal which was used in the crime, said Special public prosecutor Naresh Gupta.

Faizal has been found guilty for the murder of constable Sitaram Yadav in Khandwa district in 2009.

Faizal, who attended the hearing from jail through video conference facility, lost his cool and shouted after the judge pronounced the verdict yesterday.

Today also he attended the hearing through video conference. Faizal and four others shot Yadav dead.

Three of them are still absconding while one died, Gupta said. Indore police nabbed Faizal two years ago.


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