Espionage case : NIA court awards 5-yr jail to Md Saleem

Espionage case : NIA court awards 5-yr jail to Md Saleem
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A special court in Chennai has awarded five years jail to Mohammed Saleem in a case pertaining to counterfeiting currency notes and planning terrorist acts in south India in which the NIA has initiated a process for the issue of Interpol Red Corner notice against Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui

New Delhi: A special court in Chennai has awarded five years’ jail to Mohammed Saleem in a case pertaining to counterfeiting currency notes and planning terrorist acts in south India in which the NIA has initiated a process for the issue of Interpol Red Corner notice against Pakistani diplomat Amir Zubair Siddiqui.

Saleem had pleaded guilty after which he was sentenced to a simple imprisonment of five years with a fine of Rs 2,000, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) spokesman said on Tuesday.

The case, being heard by the special NIA court, pertains to a criminal conspiracy hatched by Saleem and others along with the then officials of the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, during early 2014, with the intention of causing an explosion at the US Consulate and other places of public congregation in Chennai, and other installations in south India.

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