Singapore, Aug 31: Two Bangladeshi workers in Singapore were convicted and sentenced to jail for fincing terrorism in their home country.
They were part of a group of six workers who were detained under the Terrorism (Suppression of Fincing) Act in May. They were charged under the Interl Security Act (ISA) on August 30 had pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
Mamun Leakot Ali, 30, was sentenced to two and a half years’ jail, while Zzaman Daulat, 34, was sentenced to two years’ jail. The workers were accused of funding a group called the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) and were collecting or providing money to fund terrorist attacks back home, The Strait Times reported. Authorities also found in their possession a list of targets and bomb-making manuals.
Mamun was the group’s deputy leader, while Zzaman was in the group’s security council.
Mamun and Zzaman had initially claimed trial. The other four pleaded guilty and were jailed between two and five years last month. Addressing the court, their lawyer said both men were deeply apologetic to the people of Singapore for causing fear and harm through their actions. (IANS)