INDIA: MAN AWARDED DEATH PENALTY FOR 'WAGING WAR AGAINST COUNTRY'
December 20, 2018:
A district court on 15 December 2018 sentenced Sheikh Abdullah Nayeem alias Sk Samir, who had links with terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, to death for "waging war against the country". (Sources: PTI, 15/12/2018)
Additional district sessions judge of Bongaon fast track court, Binoy Kumar Pathak, passed the death sentence after finding Samir guilty of the charges against him.
The West Bengal CID, which took over the probe, had charged him with waging war against the country and procuring arms and explosives, apart from other charges.
Apart from the death sentence, the court also imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on Samir.