New Delhi, Sep 11: A Special court of the National Investigation Agency has convicted a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist of Pakistan origin after he was held guilty of planning terror attacks in India.
Mohammad Amir was convicted and sentenced under sections 120B and 121A of the IPC, sections 18 and 20 of UA(P) Act, section 25(1A) of Arms Act, section 5 of Explosive Substances Act, section 14 of Foreigners Act and section 6( 1A) of Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act. He was sentenced to 7 years rigorous imprisonment.
New Delhi, July 27: The fear of irrelevance owing to the COVID-19 pandemic may prompt terrorist groups to launch terror strikes, a report by the United Nations said.
Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) remains resilient; and Al-Qaida has ingrained itself in local communities and conflicts. Both organizations and their global affiliates and supporters continue to generate violence around the world, whether through insurgency tactics, the direction and facilitation of terrorism or providing the inspiration for attacks.
The Delhi police has issued an advisory to its counterparts across the country to step up security in the wake of an Intelligence Bureau warning on terror attacks. The IB warning states that terrorist groups could look to strike at crowded places. The intelligence is however not specific to any place.