Bangladeshi ABT terrorist sentenced to 7 years in jail NIA Court sentences Bangladeshi ABT terrorist to 7 years in jail

Digital Desk, Kolkata. A special NIA court in Kolkata on Thursday sentenced a Bangladeshi terrorist of Ansarullah Bangla team to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment for conspiring to carry out terrorist activities in India. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 16,000 on Samad Miya alias Tanveer, who was convicted under various sections of the IPC, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Foreigners Act.

The case was initially registered by the STF of Kolkata Police on November 21, 2017. Four Bangladeshi nationals and one Indian are among the five arrested ABT members. An NIA official said that ABT is a banned terrorist organization in Bangladesh. On March 1, 2018, the NIA took over the investigation of the case and established that Bangladeshi members of the ABT had entered India in 2016 pursuant to a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in India.

The accused persons had traveled to Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai in the guise of laborers and tried to buy chemicals from a shop in Patna. They had also tried to buy arms and ammunition in Kolkata and set up bases in Ranchi. After the completion of the investigation, all the five terrorists arrested were charge-sheeted by the NIA. The three were earlier convicted by the NIA court. Further action against one terrorist is on.

IANS

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