Al-Qaeda linked Base Movement terrorists sentenced in Mysuru blast case
New Delhi, Oct 12: Three Base Movement operatives who were convicted by a special NIA court in connection with the Mysuru blasts case have been sentenced
Nainar Abbas was sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment and 3 years simple imprisonment.
Samsun Karim Raja was given jail time of 5 years. Sulaiman was ordered to undergo 7 years rigorous imprisonment and 3 years simple imprisonment.
A special court of the National Investigation Agency had convicted accused Nainar Abbas Ali alias Library Abbas in connection with the Mysuru blast case. It may be recalled that a blast had taken place in a public toilet in the court premises of Chamarajapuram, Mysuru in 2016. The court also convicted Karim Raja and Dawood Suleiman, both residents of Tamil Nadu.
Investigation had revealed that the bomb blast in Mysore Court was one among the five series of bomb blasts committed by the members of Base Movement, an organisation, owing allegiance to Al-Qaeda, a proscribed Terrorist Organization. They had also executed the bomb Blast at Chittor Court, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, Kollam Court, Kerala and at Mallapuram Court, Kerala on.
Abbas and Dawood Sulaiman had formed the Base Movement, in Tamil Nadu in January, 2015, inspired by ideology of Al- Qaeda and its leader Osama Bin Laden. They had recruited the other accused persons and hatched criminal conspiracy to threaten government departments, especially Courts, holding them responsible for atrocities and injustice meted out to a particular religious group. In pursuance to the conspiracy, they had systematically issued threats to prison authorities and police officials of different states and to French Embassy in India.