Lashkar-e Toiba terrorist gets 7-year-jail in Karnataka

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] Feb 9 : A member of the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been sentenced to seven years of jail by a local court here in a terror financing and money laundering case. A special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court of Judge Shivshankar Amarannavar on Thursday sentenced LeT terrorist Bilal Ahmed Quta alias Imran Jalal to seven years of rigorous imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 50,000. In case, of failure to pay the penalty amount, he will be liable to further imprisonment of six months. He was operating from Karnataka and was found guilty of entering into a conspiracy with others during 2001 to 2007 to wage war against India. He was arrested in 2007 and a chargesheet was filed against him in 2008. He was tried and convicted by a local court. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) later booked Quta under the criminal provisions of the PMLA in 2009, taking cognisance of the police charges and his subsequent conviction.
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