The NIA Special Court in Kochi awarded life imprisonment for the 13 accused in the sensational Kashmir recruitment case. Of this, four accused - Abdul Jabbar, Sarfuraz Nawaz and Sabeer P Buhari were given double life sentences.
One of the accused Thadyantavida Nazeer has already been sentenced for life in another case.
The NIA Special Court had found the 13 accused guilty on Tuesday in the infamous case, where Keralites were recruited for terror activites in Kashmir. The NIA Court had acquitted five in the case.
The 13 accused are K V Abdul Jaleel of Kannur, M H Faisal of Uruvachal, Naseer alias hadyantavida Nazeer alias Haji of Tayyil, P Mujeeb of Chakarackal, Safas of Kannur, Ibrahim Moulavi alias Bhai of Wayanad, Firoz of Kalamassery, Muhammad Nawaz alias Nawaz of Malappuram, Abdul Jabbar alias Anoop alias Sathar of Malappuram, Sabir P Buhari of Perumbavoor, Sainuddin alias Sathar Bhai of Kondotti, Ummer Farooq of Parappanamgady and Sarfuraz Nawaz of Pallikara.
The case, registered in 2012 in Edakkad police station, was later taken over by the NIA.