Laskhar man convicted for terror financing, money laundering in Karnataka

 

Bengaluru: A terrorist of the Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has been sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by a local court here in a terror financing and money laundering case, officials said today.
Bilal Ahmed Quta alias Imran Jalal, who operated from Karnataka, has also been fined Rs 50,000 by the court, they said.
A special PMLA court of Judge Shivshankar Amarannavar pronounced the verdict yesterday.
The case dates back to January, 2007 when the man was arrested with an AK series assault rifle, 200 bullets, five hand grenades and a satellite phone by the Karnataka Police while he was getting down from a bus in Bengaluru.
He was charged with “waging war” against Government of India, possession of arms and explosives and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Quta was involved in these activities since 2001 and was a member of the LeT, they said.