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Al­leged In­dian Mu­jahideen (IM)

op­er­a­tive Hi­mayat Baig was orig­i­nally awarded the death sen­tence on five counts of the In­dian Pe­nal Code, the Un­law­ful Ac­tiv­i­ties (Preven­tion) Act and the Ex­plo­sive Sub­stances Act

The Bom­bay HC,

how­ever, ac­quit­ted him of all five charges for which he had been sen­tenced to death, and of five of the six charges for which he had been sen­tenced to life

The HC up­held his

con­vic­tion un­der Sec­tion 474 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and un­der Sec­tion 5B of the Ex­plo­sive Sub­stances Act, both of which carry a max­i­mum sen­tence of life in jail.

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