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12 Indian Mujahideen men given life term by Rajasthan court for plotting terror strikes

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Jaipur: Twelve members of the banned terrorist organisation Indian Mujahideen were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court in Jaipur on March 30. The case dates back to 2014, when these men were arrested by the Rajasthan ATS for planning to carry out terror attacks and trying to make bombs.

Another man in the same case was acquitted after the prosecution couldn’t produce enough evidence to show his participation in the criminal conspiracy.

The court of District and Sessions judge Jaipur metropolitan-I, Uma Shankar Vyas sentenced Waqar Azhar, Mohammed Sakib Ansari, Barkat Ali, Mohammed Maroof, Ashraf Ali Khan, Mohammed Ammar Yasar, Abdul Majid, Mohammed Wahid Gouri, Mohammed Umar, Mohammed Akib, Mohammed Waqar and Mohammed Sajjad to life imprisonment, reported The Indian Express.

They were convicted under section 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India) of the IPC. Another accused, Mashraf Iqbal was acquitted of all charges.

According to the verdict of the court, the arrests were made by the Rajasthan ATS in 2014 after IM operative and Pakistani terrorist Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas, revealed to security officials that members of the Rajasthan module of IM were being imparted training in making bombs and were also supposed to play important roles in terrorist attacks, said the report of The Indian Express.

After the arrests, chemicals and explosives material used for manufacturing bombs were confiscated from them, said the court verdict.

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