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Police present Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, including Hindu militant Sandeep Kumar, in Srinagar July 10, 2017. Kumar was part of the group that ambushed the station house officer Achabal and five policemen in Anantnag in June. In a separate case, a court in Jaipur has handed a life sentence to eight members of the LeT terror outfit for their involvement with the organization. (IANS photo)

JAIPUR — Eight Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, including three Pakistanis, convicted for involvement in terror activities in India were sentenced to life by a sessions court here Dec. 6, a court official said.

The court also fined them Rs. 3 lakh each.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Pawan Garg awarded the sentence under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Special Public Prosecutor Mahaveer Jindal said.

The court had Nov. 30 convicted the eight for abetting unlawful activity, conspiracy, recruiting persons for terrorist acts and for being members of a terrorist gang or organization.

The Pakistani convicts are Asgar Ali, Shakkar Ulla and Shahid Iqbal; and the Indian convicts are Babu alias Nishachand Ali, Hafiz Abdul, Pawan Puri, Arun Jain and Kabil.

Rajasthan's Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested them in 2010 and accused them of remaining in touch with an LeT commander based in Pakistan.

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