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SC commutes death sentence of two in American Center attack case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today commuted death sentence of two convicts in 2002 American Center attack case, which took place in Kolkata.The court said one of the two convicts, Aftab Ahmed Ansari, will spend

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 21, 2014 11:41 IST ]
sc commutes death sentence of two in american center attack
sc commutes death sentence of two in american center attack case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today commuted death sentence of two convicts in 2002 American Center attack case, which took place in Kolkata.


The court said one of the two convicts, Aftab Ahmed Ansari, will spend his life in jail.

The other, Mohd. Jamiluddin, has been sentenced to prison for 30 years without remission.

Six policemen were killed in the attack in front of the American Center here Jan 22, 2002.

Earlier, the Calcutta High Court had upheld the death sentence to Ansari and Nasir.

Ansari, Nasir and five others had appealed to the High Court against the death sentence given to them by a city sessions court.

The police came to know about Ansari's involvement in the attack from the statements of two other suspects injured in an encounter with a Delhi Police team in Jharkhand, who later died.

Ansari was arrested from Dubai and deported to India on February 9, 2002 to face trial.

He was allegedly a member of the terror outfit Asif Reza Commando Force that reportedly had links with the Harkat-ul-Jehadi-e-Islam.

 

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