Pakistani terrorist convicted in connection with 2006 PMLA case

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A Pakistani terrorist was convicted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) under a 2006 Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case by the Principal City Civil and Sessions Judge Shri Basawaraj S. Sappannanavar on Tuesday.

The terrorist, Md. Koya, has been sentenced for a seven-year rigorous imprisonment, along with a fine of Rs. 10,000, and in case of no payment of fine, he would undergo imprisonment for another six months. An amount of Rs. 44,174 plus interest accrued, totaling to Rs. 90,470 has also been confiscated.

The case dates back to 2006, when on the basis of information that certain terrorists from Pakistan were planning terrorist activities in Karnataka's Mysore, a police squad kept watch near the High Tension power line at Vijaynagar Ring Road.

On October 26, 2006, the state police had apprehended two persons.

A police official had stopped the two persons riding on a two-wheeler for inquiry.

When enquired about their names, one of the riders informed that they only knew only Hindi, after which, one of the police officers showed his identity card and informed them in Hindi that they have to alight from the vehicle as they had to conduct a search of the persons.

Immediately, the pillion rider jumped and took out the rifle from the bag kept on his lap and fired on the police squad.

Further, another police squad also joined and overpowered the pillion rider from shooting and apprehended both the persons.

It was revealed that they two were illegally residing in Mysore and were active members of the banned Al-Badr organization.

They had entered India without any valid travel documents and were in possession of AK 47 rifle, pistol, live bullets without any license, mobile and satellite phones. (ANI)
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