AGARTALA, May 24 � A local court on Monday convicted Mamun Miah, a suspected HUJI activist for ten year rigorous imprisonment on a case related to forged government documents.
Earlier, he was acquitted in anti-national activities and fake currency cases by a district and sessions court.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Tridib Chandra Roy Bhowmik pronounced the much-awaited verdict in a jam-packed court. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 1 lakh failing which the imprisonment term will be further extended by one and a half years.
Mamun has already passed two years and eight months behind the bars till today since March 28, 2008 when he was first taken into custody. This period will be deducted from his imprisonment period, said the court while passing the verdict.
Mamun has been accused of being directly involved in the issuance of fake Indian citizenship certificate, fake voter identity card, ration card, PAN card, driving license and other documents of Indian identification. Section 468, 471, 420, 199, 200 of IPC and 14 (Foreigners� Act) had been levelled against him in the case.
The trial of the suspected HUJI activist ended its witness phase on April 7 last. Altogether 43 witnesses gave their testimonial in connection with the trial at the CJM court during a long witness phase of the trial.
�It has been proved that Mamun is a Bangladeshi national by now�, said Tapan Saha, Assistant Public Prosecutor this afternoon at the court complex here.