NIA Files Chargesheet Against Two ‘ISIS Sympathizers’

Srinagar, Apr 1: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against two accused persons before a designated Special Court of the agency at Bengluru.

A statement reads that the agency (NIA) filed charge-sheet against two accused persons namely Ahamed Abdul Cader and Irfan Nasir in RC-33/2020/NIA/DLI under sections 120B, 125 of IPC & sections 17, 18 & 18B of UA (P) Act at NIA Spl. Court, Bengaluru.

The duo, as maintained in the statement, has been accused of “being part of a militant group which identified impressionable Muslim youth and further motivated, radicalised them and also provided funds for their visit to Syria to further the ideology and activities of banned terrorist organization ISIS.”

This case was registered by NIA as RC-33/2020/NIA/DLI on 19.09.2020 after the examination of Dr. Abdur Rahman in RC-11/2020/NIA/DLI (Islamic State Khorasan Province Case),’ who was motivated and sent to Syria to join ISIS in 2013-14 by the militant group formed by accused in the instant case.’

“Painstaking investigative efforts resulted into the busting of an ISIS module wherein, the names of various persons responsible for radicalising and funding the visits of Muslim youth from Bengaluru/Karnataka to ISIS area emerged.”

“It was also revealed that Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and some of their associates who are members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (international pan-Islamist and fundamentalist organization), had formed a group namely “Quran Circle” to further their ISIS related activities”, the statement maintains.

“Based on the forensic examination of digital devices seized during the search and meticulous analysis of funds raised and provided by the members of Quran Circle, roles of various accused/suspects located abroad and in India, has emerged which is under investigation in the case”, the statement maintains.

“Further Investigation in the case continues”, it reads further. (GNS)

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