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Akshardham terror: 3 sent to gallows

Out of the six held guilty, two were given ten-year and one five-year jail term by a special Pota court.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2006 01:33 IST

A special Pota court on Saturday found six accused guilty of the September 2002 attack on the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar, in which 35 people, including three elite security guards, were killed.

Three accused were sentenced to death on charges of conspiracy and waging a war against the nation, while two were given ten years' imprisonment and one convict got a five years' imprisonment.

Chand Khan Sajjad Khan, Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri and Adam Suleiman Ajmeri were handed down the death sentences.

Mohammad Salim Sheikh and Mufti Abdul Miyan Qadri were imprisoned for 10 years, while Altaf Hussain Malek was given a five year jail term.

The six were found guilty by the POTA court for the terrorist attack on the Akshardham temple on September 24, 2002, in which 35 people, including two NSG commandoes, were killed and 81 were injured.

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