Srinagar: Three militant operatives have been sentenced to death by a Bengal court, reports said adding the court verdict was announced on Saturday.
The operatives identified as – Mohammad Yunous, Abdullah Khan and Muzaffar Ahmed were given death penalty by the Fast Track Court- 1 of Bongaon in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal.
As per reports Yunous and Abdullah are both Pakistani nationals while as Muzaffar Ahmad is a Kashmiri. He hailed from Anantnag district.
Besides these three, the fourth militant operative, Sheikh Naeem, a resident of Maharashtra alias Samir arrested with the three others, had fled in 2013 while in CID custody, reports said.
All were arrested on April 1, 2007 by Border Security Force (BSF) from Petrapole border, reports said.
As per reports the trial ended last week and the quantum of punishment was announced on Saturday, sentencing the three of them to death. They were sentenced to death on charge of Section 121 IPC, “waging a war against the nation”. The fourth accused was declared absconding.