An activist of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), who was arrested in Bengaluru in 2007 on charges of possession of arms and ammunition and links to the Lashkar-e-Toiba, has been found guilty of offences, including criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of arms.
A sessions court here convicted Bilal Ahmed Kota on Tuesday. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Wednesday.
A native of Sadarbal near Srinagar, Ahmad was arrested by Bengaluru police on January 5, 2007. The police claimed to have seized two AK- 47 rifles, 200 live bullets, 10 hand grenades, a satellite phone and other materials from him.
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In their chargesheet the police said Ahmad was planning an attack on Bengaluru airport and IT firms. The police accused him of being in contact with Lashkar leaders in Pakistan over a satellite phone, which was seized from him. Ahmad lived among the Kashmiri community in Hampi, Bellary district, and ran a handicrafts store, the police said.