After 8 years, 3 Kashmiri men acquitted in militancy related case

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Srinagar: The Special Judge NIA Srinagar acquitted Bashir Ahmad Mir son of Mir Zaman Mir, a resident of Dachi Uri A/P Dedikadal, Shaheed Gunj, Srinagar, Syed Mukhtar Hussain Shah Son of Syed Mohammad Hussain Shah R/o Nambla, Uri and Pradeep Singh Son of Bopinder Singh, a resident of Check, Kansipora, Baramulla.

The prosecution failed to bring any evidence against the trio and prove the charges beyond any shadow of a doubt.

The Special Judge of NIA Srinagar, Manjeet Singh Manhas awarded nine years of imprisonment to Pakistani Militant Mohammad Zubair Illahi alias Talha S/o Mohammad Sadiq R/o Multan, Pakistan.

The case was related to an attack of 2013 on CRPF in the Beminaa area of Srinagar near the Police public school.

In this attack, five CRPF personnel had lost their lives besides some personnel got injured along with some civilians. The injured were referred to the hospital for treatment.

Two unidentified militants were killed with illegal arms and ammunition and the same was recovered from them on spot.

The Special Judge NIA Srinagar observed that it has been proved by the prosecution beyond any shadow of a doubt that he is a resident of Multan, Pakistan, and has crossed/entered in Indian territory illegally and without any valid documents, as such, is hereby held guilty for the commission of Offence U/s 14-A, (b) Foreigners Act, 1946.

Secondly, it has also not been established before the court that accused no.1, has entered the territory of India, not on any Tourist Visa or to perform any religious obligations. “It has been proved that he had entered/crossed in the territory of Union of India with intention, aim and motive to commit unlawful activities,” the court observed.

The judge held the accused guilty U/s 13-B of UAP Act, 1967 and awarded sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for a period of five (5) years for the commission of offence U/s 14-A, (b) of Foreigners Act, 1946 & a fine of Rs.10, 000.

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