One Muslim Abid Khan sentenced to five years of jail for hatching terrorist acts

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A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday sentenced Muslim Abid Khan for five years of rigorous imprisonment and asked him to pay Rs. 5,000 for hatching a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts and owing allegiance to the banned terrorist organisation ISIS.

The accused has been convicted under Sections 18, 18B, 20, 23, 38, 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 120B, 201 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4(b) and 5 of the Explosive Substances Act.

The case was initially registered at the Banjar Police Station, in Himachal Pradesh on December 17, 2016. It was later re-registered by the NIA on January 19, 2017 on the directions of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the officials said.

On completion of the investigation, the chargesheet was filed on June 12. The court later held the accused guilty on July 19. (ANI)
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