India gives life jail term to Kashmiri engineer

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Srinagar—Kashmiri software engineer, Bilal Ahmed Kota, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Bengaluru court in India.
Family members of Bilal Ahmed at Sadrabal Dargah in Srinagar said that Bengaluru police implicated him in false cases at a time when he was doing a good business in the city. Bilal Ahmed Kota was arrested by Karnataka police in December 2005 and since then he has been languishing in Bengaluru Jail while due to lack of resources and influence, his family is unable to visit him, said his brother, Hilal Ahmed.—KMS