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Indian jailed in Bahrain for forging phones used for blast

Dubai: An Indian and a Bangladeshi in Bahrain were today jailed for one year for forging the registrations of cell phones used in detonating bombs against police between 2013 and 2014 in which seven policemen were injured.

The High Criminal Court in Bahrain delivered the verdict against the Indian and the Bangladeshi nationals and ordered them to be deported after serving their sentences. Their identities were not made public, Gulf Digital News reported.

The two were not aware with the fact that the mobile phones whose registrations they were forging would be used for bombings. They had helped extract the SIM cards used in the explosions, the paper reported.

The court also sentenced 12 Bahrain nationals to life imprisonment and stripped them of their citizenship after convicting them of bomb attacks against police in the Kingdom, injuring seven policemen.

The defendants were involved in six bomb attack targeting police patrols between 2013 and 2014, the paper said.

They had targeted policemen stationed on the Janabiya Highway and Al Qurayya village and detonated six bombs.

The High Criminal Court found them all guilty of attempted murder, detonating explosives, possessing bombs and arson. The men were jailed for 25 years each and have had their citizenships revoked.