Tuesday 19 Feb, 2019

Vagamon SIMI camp case: 18 accused sentenced to seven years jail

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Kochi: In the Vagamon SIMI camp case, 18 accused have been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. The court also directed them to pay a penalty of Rs 25,000. The court said that the remand would be counted as the term of sentence. The verdict is done by special NIA court in Kochi.

A special NIA court judge Dr Kausar Edappagath released the verdict, that the trial was completed by more than a year. In the absence of evidence, 17 others were freed from the case. The UAPA 10 and 38 sections (participating in illegal activities, belonging to the banned organization), the fourth case of the Explosives Act for possession of explosives and 120B (conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code have been cleared.

Those imprisonments include SIMI general secretary Safdar Nagori. The training was conducted from 2007 December 10 to 12. Four Malayalees participated in the camp. Many of those who participated in the camp were later found to be involved in terrorist activities in various locations.

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