KOCHI: A specific NIA court docket right here today sentenced two convicts in the Panayikulam SIMI camp scenario to 14 a long time arduous imprisonment and 3 other people to twelve several years soon after they ended up found responsible under different IPC sections and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Added District and Sessions Courtroom Choose K M Balachandran mentioned the accused are not entitled to get the gain of concurrent running of circumstance.
The court had on November 25 convicted 5 SIMI activists and acquitted 11 other people in the circumstance relating to a ‘secret’ conference of the banned outfit at Pannayikulam in close proximity to Aluva in 2006.
The court found all accused guilty below section 13(one)(b) of Unlawful Actions (Prevention) Act and awarded a optimum sentence of seven several years RI apart from sentencing them beneath numerous sections of UAPA and IPC.
Even though counsel for the accused canvassed for extending the benefit of Probation of Offenders Act to the accused, “given that the offences committed by them are towards our nation, I discover that this is not a in shape case wherein the reward of the Probation of Offenders Act could be extended to them,” the choose said.
The court docket imposed a Rs sixty,000 fine every single on 1st accused P A Shaduly and next accused Abdul Rasik while a Rs fifty five,000 fantastic every was imposed on third accused Ansar Nadvi, fourth accused Nizamudeen and fifth accused Shammi.
“The sentences shall operate consecutively with the result, the accused 1 and two will have to endure substantive sentence of 14 years each and every and the accused 3,four and 5 will have to undergo a substantive sentence of 12 years every,” it ruled.
The period of time of remand undergone by the accused would be provided set off as mandated underneath CrPc area 428, it stated.
The next accused Abdul Rasik and 3rd accused Ansar Nadvi had been found responsible of sedition, although first accused P A Shaduly, fourth accused Nizamuddin and fifth accused Shammin had been convicted below Segment one hundred twenty (b) (legal conspiracy).
Hailing the verdict, NIA prosecutor P G Manu mentioned the court docket has awarded optimum sentences to the convicted who have been identified responsible of anti-nationwide routines.
The prosecution circumstance was a Sub-Inspector of Binnanipuram in the district experienced obtained info that the accused had assembled unlawfully at a corridor in Pannayikulam and made inflammatory speeches.
Books and pamphlets which had been pro-Pakistan and anti-govt, seditious and provocative in material with a view to create spiritual animosity ended up seized from them, it was stated.
The accused hailing from districts like Idukki and Kottayam, Thrissur and Palakkad assembled at Pannyikulam only for the ‘secret’ meeting, the prosecution stated.
The scenario was 1st probed by condition law enforcement and later on handed over to Countrywide Investigation Agency, which submitted a demand sheet in December 2011.
The costs ended up framed by the court in June 2014 and trial commenced on July 2014.
The prosecution concluded arguments on March 2015.