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Death sentence for 3 Lashkar operatives in Bengal

A fast-track court in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal has issued death sentence to three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists for plotting subversive strikes in Kashmir. The investigations have revealed that all three terrorists were adept at using AK-47 rifles, hand grenades and making explosive devices.


The convicted include two Pakistani nationals. The order was given by Bangaon Additional District and Sessions Judge Binoy Kumar Pathak. The two among the convicted, Mohammed Younis and Mohammed Abdullah, are residents of Karachi in Pakistan and the third, Mohammed Muzaffar Ahmed, is an Indian Citizen. The three terrorists were caught in Petrapole in North 24 Parganas district on the India-Bangladesh border, as they were trying to cross over into the Indian border in 2007.

“This is perhaps the first time that terrorists have been sentenced to death in West Bengal. The charges against them were very serious and they have been convicted,” Public Prosecutor Samir Das said. However, the convicts may still be a long way from getting their death sentence, as their defense team has announced its plans to challenge the order in a higher court. “A higher court will have to examine this to ensure that they get justice,” the defense lawyer said.

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