Three terrorists were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Special ATS court here on Monday for a terror attack at CRPF camp in Rampur on the New Year night in 2007. Seven CRPF Jawans and a rickshaw puller were killed in the terror attack.
ATS special Judge Vivekananda Sharan Tripathi, while awarding life imprisonment to the three convicted terrorists, also imposed a fine of Rs 18,000 on each of them.
The convicts are Sabauddin alias Saba alias Farhan alias Sanjeev, Imran Shahzad alias Abu Osama alias Ajay alias Ajay alias Asad alias Rameez alias Uwais and Mohammad Farooq alias Abu alias Zulfkar aliasNaman. While Sabauddin and Imran were arrested from Lucknow, Mohammad Farooq was taken in custody from Rampur.
All the three accused were brought from jail during the hearing on Monday and presented in the court. The court announced the sentence after holding the accused guilty of involvement in terrorist activities.
A CRPF group camp was shaken on New Year’s celebration, terrorists were caught after 40 days
On December 31, 2007, CRPF Group Center personnel were celebrating New Year in Rampur, when more than half a dozen terrorists attacked. In this terrorist incident, seven CRPF personnel were martyred while fighting the terrorists while a rickshaw puller also lost his life. After terrorizing the group center with AK-47 and hand grenades, the terrorists also escaped easily. UP Police arrested eight terrorists from Rampur and Lucknow after 40 days of hard work.
Four terrorists were sentenced to death on November 2, 2019, after a hearing in the Rampur court for almost 12 years, including Imran Shahzad, a resident of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Mohammad Farooq of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Sabauddin of Madhubani in Bihar and Sharif alias Suhail of Rampur were sentenced to death. Jang Bahadur of Moradabad was sentenced to life imprisonment and Faheem Ansari, a resident of Goregaon, Mumbai, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. The court acquitted Gulab Khan of Bareilly and Kausar Khan of Pratapgarh due to lack of evidence.
The UP police had left no stone unturned to bring the terrorists to justice. A total of 38 people testified in this case which included ATS, UP Police and CRPF and forensic science experts. At the same time, 17 people testified in the case of fake passport and pistol recovery.
After the formation of the SP government in 2012, a report was sought from the Rampur district administration for the withdrawal of the case filed against the terrorists. The administration did not give its consent citing the continuation of the hearing in the court. After which the state government had to step back.