NIA Court grants convict with 5-year detainment in an Espionage case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Chennai on Tuesday sentenced Mohamed Saleem in an undercover work case, granting him five long stretches of detainment.

Aside from conviction, Saleem has likewise been slapped with a fine of Rs. 2,000.

The court held him liable of charges of criminal scheme, ownership of excellent fake Indian cash notes, and readiness to carry out fear based oppressor acts.

Saleem has been sentenced under segments 489C and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) other than segments 16 and 18 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

“The case relates to the criminal connivance brought forth by Saleem and others alongside the then authorities of the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka amid mid 2014 with the goal of causing blast at the US Consulate and different spots of open gathering in Chennai other than different establishments in South India,” a press note from the NIA read.

The NIA additionally said that the denounced had likewise obtained excellent fake Indian money notes for meeting the costs towards such fear based oppressor exercises.

“Sri Lankan national Mohamed Sakir Hussain, who had touched base in Chennai on April 28, 2014 to do fear based oppressor acts, according to the guidelines from his handlers in the Pakistan High Commission, Colombo was captured by the Tamil Nadu Police. Afterward, charged Saleem and Sivabalan were captured on May 1, 2014 after phony cash worth Rs. two lakh and 50 thousand were seized from their ownership,” the presser included.

Hence, the case was later exchanged to the NIA in June, 2014. After an entire examination, the NIA had recorded a charge sheet against three blamed to be specific Sakir Hussain, Sivabalan and Mohamed Saleem in October, 2014 under areas 16 and 18 of UA(P) Act.

For the situation, NIA has likewise recorded supplementary charge sheet against the then Pakistan High Commission Colombo official Amir Zubair Siddiqui, who keeps on being an absconder.

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