A special NIA court has sentenced a Pakistani LeT terrorist to 10 years imprisonment for plotting to carry out terrorist attacks at different places in India, including Delhi, after crossing over to J&K following instructions from his associates across the border, an official said on Wednesday.
Bahadur Ali, a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, was convicted by the special judge for NIA cases in Patiala House Court on Friday under sections of the IPC, the UA(P) Act, the Arms Act, the Explosives Act, the Explosive Substances Act, the Foreigners Act, and the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act.
As a part of the conspiracy, Ali along with his two associates, Abu Saad and Abu Darda, all trained terrorists of the LeT, had illegally infiltrated into J&K to carry out attacks at different places in India, including New Delhi, according to instructions by their LeT commanders based in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the official said.
Ali was arrested from Kupwara and a large number of arms such as AK-47 rifle, Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), ammunition, hand grenades, UBGL shells, military map, wireless set, GPS, compass, Indian currency, fake Indian currency notes were recovered from him. During the probe he revealed details about recruitment, various LeT training camps, training to terrorists for handling weapons, explosives, and modus operandi for motivating newly-recruited cadres for Jihad and terror acts in India by LeT leaders and also the details of LeT launching pads in PoK, the NIA official said.