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HM and SIMI militants sentenced to 10-year RI

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New Delhi, July 9 (UNI) A local court today sentenced two militants each of Hizbul Mujahideen and SIMI to ten-year imprisonment for for possessing explosives.

Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 under section 122 of the IPC and Rs 25,000 each under sections 4 and 5 of the Explosives Act on the accused.

On July 30, 2001 Hizbul Mujahideen militants-- Gulzar Ahmad Wani and Ghulam Moiuddin-- from Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir, and SIMI activists-- Feroze Rafi and Mumtaz-- from UP were arrested at the New Delhi Railway Station and huge quantity of explosives, including RDX, grenades, launchers, detonaters, seized.

On the basis of the disclosure statement registered in seven cases, action was taken against Ahmad Wani and Moiuddin under various sections of the IPC and the Explosives Act and all these cases were clubbed together by the court on April 27, 2002.

The prosecution has examined 53 witnesses to prove the case.

The court said there was sufficient material against the four accused to prosecute the four militants.

UNI

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