New Delhi, June 16: A special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted and sentenced three Lashkar-e-Tayiba operatives to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in connection with the Nanded Lashkar case.
Those convicted are Mohammad Muzammil, Mohammad Sadiq and Mohammad Akram. The case was first registered at the ATS Kalachowki, Mumbai following the recovery of firearms and subsequent arrest of the accused. The probe found that the accused are members of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Karkat-ul-Jihadi Islami. The case was then handed over to the NIA.
The Centre based on inputs prepared a detailed list of 20 persons including journalists, a retired High Court judge, writers, intellectuals and government officials who have been receiving money through hawala channels to fuel the unrest in Kashmir.
Lobbyists, journalists, corporates, money and muscle power- The corporate espionage case has all the makings of a pot boiler. As the number of arrests went up to 12, the Delhi police is unearthing several more details about this case.
This case goes on to show the reliance that the corporates had on the middle men or the energy consultation firms. These firms were roped in only to avoid a direct contact between the corporates and the officials in the ministry.
For some journalists setting up of energy consultancy firms had become a lucrative business. An Intelligence Bureau official informed OneIndia that such portals had sprung up only with an intention of acting an go in betweens.
Journalists who build their contacts over the years while covering various beats come out of the profession and set up portals. Most of these portals do not necessarily do well and instead they act as fronts to mediate between ministry officials and the corporates.