16 years imprisonment for defendant Abdul Aziz in the 2001 terrorist activities case


In the 2001 terrorist activities case, the local court in Hyderabad on Friday handed down 16 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 26,000 to defendant Abdul Aziz in a case of criminal association and subversive activities anti-national forces under the guise of jihad by procuring firearms and ammunition and explosive substances with the intention of sabotaging and blowing up government facilities.

On 28-08-2001, Hyderabad Task Force Police apprehended defendants Abdul Aziz, Mohd Nissar and Abdul Hadi Md Javed Zahid at Sarojini Devi Hospital, Mehdipatnam for possession of a Belgium pistol as well as other materials like 5 active cartridges, electric detonators, fake passport and empty cartridge with the intention to sabotage and blow up government facilities thereby creating terrorism and fostering enmity between communities. After which a case was registered at CCS/DD, Hyderabad in Cr. No. 389/2001 U/s. 120-b, 153-A, 379, 420, 468, 471 r/w 34 IPC Sec 25 (1) (b) of Arms Act, Sec 4, 5 & 6 of the ES Act and Sec.12(b) of Passport Act and investigated the case and filed the indictment upon completion of the investigation. After conducting the trial, in 2011, defendant Mohd Nissar was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by the local court. Meanwhile, another defendant, Abdul Hadi, was acquitted in this case.


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