A city court today sentenced Imran alias Bilal, who has been convicted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including waging a war and conspiring against the Indian government, to undergo life imprisonment.
Sessions Court Judge Kottaraiah M Hiremath awarded life imprisonment to Bilal, convicted yesterday, for committing crimes under Section 121 of IPC (waging or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against government of India).
The judge also awarded life imprisonment under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, besides imposing a total fine of Rs 2.75 lakh on him.
He also sentenced Bilal to 10 years imprisonment under Section 121 A of IPC for conspiring to commit certain offences against the state.
Hiremath sentenced Bilal to 10 years imprisonment under Section 122 of IPC (collecting arms, etc, with the intention of waging war against Government of India).
Bilal also was sentenced 10 years imprisonment for possessing weapons and firearms, including AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition.
All the sentences will run concurrently.
Bilal, who was convicted in Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested in Bengaluru in 2007 for possessing weapons and plans to attack IT companies.
He was picked up from his Hospet residence on the night of December 28, 2007.
Police had seized Bilal’s bag containing an AK-47 assault rifle,300 live rounds of AK-47 ammunition, four AK-47 magazines, five hand grenades, a satellite phone, mobile phones, SIM cards, a Bengaluru city map and other documents.
Bilal had studied in a private polytechnic here.
( Source – PTI )