POTA court awarded RI to four Kashmiri terrorists

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Meerut, Oct 25 (UNI) Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) Court today awarded sentence of rigorous imprisonment and a hefty fine to four Kashmiri terrorists, who were found with explosives, in two separate cases, out of them one is freed on the recommendations of Court Review Committe.

According to the Prosecution, Special Task Force had arrested three terrorists named as Ejaj Ahmed, Sheikh Mehraj Hasan and Sajjad Husain from Shamli police station area in Muzaffarnagar of the Uttar Pradesh on February 3, 2003 .

Huge amount of explosives and foreign currencies were recovered from them, claimed the STF .

Merrut District judge and POTA judge Brahmanand Shukla, under section 3 of the POTA , today awarded seven years of rigorous imprisonment to Ejaj Ahmed and Sajjad Husainand and directed a fine of Rs ten thousand, failing which they will have to undergo one year of additional imprisonment.

District Administration Counsel S P Singh informed that on the recommendations of the POTA review committe Sheikh Mehraj Hasan was freed, which put him out of the purview of POTA.

In the similar manner, two more Kashmiri terrorists identified as Abdul Latif Ahmed alias Abu saad and Mohd. Ameen peer under Sections 3 and 4 were awarded ten years RI and fine of ten thousand by the POTA court, today. There will be an additinal year of improsonment for them if they fail to deposit the fine in time.

They were arrested near the railway station of Kutubsher Police station area by the Saharanpur police on August 8, 2002.

Under Section 5 of the Explosives Act both were also awarded additional punishment of four years in prison with Rs four thousand as fine money and punishment will be extended to six months in case fine they fail to depsit the fine.


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