Ansari, 6 others get existence term in Aurangabad hands haul case
SEVEN Human beings, including alleged 26/11 plotter My Latest News Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, were sentenced to existence imprisonment by way of a special court docket Tuesday in the 2006 Aurangabad hands haul case. The seven, along with Faisal Shaikh who is on dying row for the 7/eleven Mumbai train blasts, had been convicted remaining week below provisions of the Illegal Sports Prevention Act among others.
In Might also 2006, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad claimed to have chased a Tata Sumo and a Tata Indica automobile at the Chandwad-Manmad toll road close to Aurangabad. The prosecution case become that forty-three kg of RDX, AK 47 rifles and 3,2 hundred stay cartridges and 50 hand grenades were seized from the cars. According to the prosecution, this turned into a part of a larger terror conspiracy.
Closing Thursday, the court convicted 12 Humans and acquitted eight men of all expenses.
Special Decide S L Anekar, even as pronouncing the quantum of punishment for the convicts, said that “undue leniency” can not be proven to them to ensure justice to society at massive. The Choose stated that he had divided the 12 convicts in 3 sets based on involvement. The seven guys booked beneath prices of UAPA and different charges such as fingers Act, Explosive Materials Act, had been sentenced to existence imprisonment. The courtroom observed that the guys had been charged under UAPA, which changed into amended in 2004 to fight terror and covered elements just like the “gravity of the offence” and “lack of regret” via the accused in granting the most punishment to them.
“The courtroom has taken into consideration submissions advanced with the aid of the accused and gone through the applicable precedents… also given attention to nerve-racking and mitigating occasions inside the case.The society at large ought to no longer suffer because of undue leniency proven to the accused,” Anekar found, accepting the prosecution’s argument in search of maximum punishment.
The defence had sought leniency, claiming that the men had been mere “foot infantrymen” whilst the primary conspirators had been still as big. But special public prosecutor Vaibhav Bagade argued that the court should recollect the harm the ammunition could have brought on.
The second one set of accused, including Dr Sharif Ahmed and Muzaffar Tanveer, were sentenced to existence imprisonment for 14 years. Both had been in judicial custody seeing that their arrest in 2006, having already passed through 10 years punishment.
The 0.33 class of convicts — Mushtaq Ahmed, Javed Ahmed and Afzal Khan — were sentenced to eight years rigorous imprisonment. “The three acted on guidelines of Sharif. I don’t see a cause of sending them to prison again,” Anekar stated.