In Uttar Pradesh, a special court has sentenced two terrorists to life imprisonment and imposed a heavy fine on them in connection with the 2007 Lucknow court blasts case.
Special Judge Babita Rani announced the quantum of punishment for HUJI terrorists – Tariq Kajmi and Mohd Akhtar alias Tariq Husain and also imposed a fine of 6 lakh rupees each.
Government council MK Singh told media that both terrorists were found guilty under various sections including Explosive Substances Act, Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act, preparation to wage war against the nation and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code.
A series of blasts had taken place in courts at Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi on November 23, 2007. Several people died in Varanasi and Faizabad but there was no casualty in Lucknow. The trial of this case was conducted in the District Jail, Lucknow.
The third accused in the case – Khalid Mohammad – had died during course of the trial. While, the fourth accused – Sajjadur Rehman was given clean chit earlier.