The three accused men, namely Zakaria Amara, Saad Khalid and Saad Gaya, have all formerly pleaded guilty to charges laid against them, implying that they were a part of the group. One of the alleged key planner and organizer of the so-called plot, Amara, pleaded guilty to charges of knowingly participating in a terrorist group and intending to cause an explosion for the benefit of a terrorist group. He was consequently sentenced to life imprisonment. Whereas, Khalid spoke out and pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a militant plot with the intention of causing an explosion in 2009, resulting in a sentence of 14 years in jail, which was credited with seven years for time served. Lastly, Gaya pleaded guilty of being accomplice of a terrorist group and intending to cause an explosion in 2009, after which he was sentenced to 12 years in prison and credited for 7 ½ years time served.