20 C
Delhi
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

NIA court sentences 15 in ISIS conspiracy case

- Advertisement -

NIA arrests JMB operative from AgartalaNew Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that a Delhi court has sentenced 15 persons to rigorous imprisonment of five to 10 years, who were earlier convicted in the ISIS conspiracy case.

The case pertains to the recruitment of Indian Muslim youth by Syria based IS media chief Yusuf-Al-Hindi to work for the terror organisation and commit acts of terrorism in India at its behest.

An NIA spokesperson on Saturday said, “A Delhi court on Friday pronounced sentence to 15 accused persons in ISIS conspiracy case.”

The Special NIA court sentenced Nafees Khan to 10 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) with a fine of Rs 1,03,000, Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh to seven years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 65,000, Abu Anas to seven years RI and a fine of Rs 48,000, Mufti Abdus Sami to seven years RI and a fine of Rs 50,000, Azhar Khan to six years RI with a fine of Rs 58,000 and Amzad khan to six years RI and a fine of Rs 78,000.

The NIA court also sentenced Mohammad Shariff Moinudeen, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hussain, Syed Mujahid, Najmul Huda, Mohammad Obedullah, Mohammad Aleem, Mohammad Afzal, Sohail Ahmad to five years rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 38,000 on each of them.

The NIA registered a case on December 9, 2015 under several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Indian Penal Code pertaining to criminal conspiracy hatched by the ISIS to establish its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth through different social media platforms.

During investigation, searches were conducted in various cities across the country and 19 accused were arrested, the official said.

The official said, “During investigation it was revealed that the accused persons had formed an organization by the name Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind (a group seeking to establish Caliphate in India and pledging allegiance to the ISIS/ISIL) to recruit Muslim youth to work for ISIS and commit acts of terrorism in India at the behest of one Yusuf-Al-Hindi aka Shafi Armar aka Anjan Bhai, who was based in Syria and was purportedly the media chief of ISIS.”

The official said that the case had a “huge impact” on like-minded people who were likely to join the ISIS.

The official pointed out that after the arrest of the ISIS terrorists, their activities were minimized and their other associates were identified and questioned to unravel their plans.

“Several ISIS sympathisers, who had gone to join ISIS, were intercepted at various locations in the Middle East and were deported back to India,” the official said, adding that the investigation conducted by the agency stopped the facilitation of the ISIS members in India as well as abroad.

The NIA had filed charge sheets against 16 accused persons in 2016-2017.

The official said that this case was the first of its kind in which an extensive terrorist conspiracy involving online radicalization was hatched in cyber space in the aftermath of the declaration of the Islamic Caliphate by Abu-Baqar-Al-Bagdadi in 2014 and Yusuf Al Hindi based in Syria.

–IANS

India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Follow Us On

Related News

Hero Cycles seeks policy support to spur rural demand

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): Hero Cycles has urged the government to provide policy support, including easy loans and subsidies, to support demand in...

Facebook Gaming arrives on Android with new games, ditches Apple

San Francisco, Oct 27 (IANS) Facebook on Monday made its Cloud gaming service official, with launching several new games in the main app and...

Only 7% plan on going out to movie theatres in the next 60 days

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Even though movie theatres are now open, only 7 per cent people are willing to go to watch a...

SC mulls satellite for seamless internet connectivity for virtual courts

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday raised possibility of using a dedicated satellite for seamless internet connectivity to aid the...

Jeff Bezos, Mukesh Ambani set for long-drawn war over Future Retail

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS): As Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) stepped into the e-commerce space with JioMart, speculations ran rife over two of world's richest...

NASA confirms water on sunlit surface of Moon for 1st time

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Water on Moon could be more easily accessible than previously thought as NASA on Monday said it found traces of...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending Topics In India

Covid 19 India Updates

Unpaid docs: Does govt want us to become Naxalites, asks IMA chief

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded initiation of proceedings for contempt of a Delhi High Court order...

Unpaid docs: Does govt want us to become Naxalites, asks IMA chief

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday demanded initiation of proceedings for contempt of a Delhi High Court order...

Taxes on petrol, diesel may go up further to mobilise additional revenue for Covid relief

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent pressure on revenues may again push the Centre to...

India records lowest daily spike in Covid cases in over 3 months

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With a fresh spike of 45,148 coronavirus infections and 480 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday stood...

AI to predict acute kidney injury in Covid-19 patients

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) A new artificial-intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict which patients with Covid-19 face a high risk of developing acute kidney...

Everybody in India must get Covid vaccine free, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) According to the Delhi government, every Indian must get the Coronavirus vaccine free of cost, whenever it is ready.The...

Trending News In India

OTT Gold Rush: Big bucks for makers, sawdust for backers

The cinemas have been closed for over seven month now. There was no new entertainment on television either for a long time. How long...

Facebook Gaming arrives on Android with new games, ditches Apple

San Francisco, Oct 27 (IANS) Facebook on Monday made its Cloud gaming service official, with launching several new games in the main app and...

Only 7% plan on going out to movie theatres in the next 60 days

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Even though movie theatres are now open, only 7 per cent people are willing to go to watch a...

SC mulls satellite for seamless internet connectivity for virtual courts

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday raised possibility of using a dedicated satellite for seamless internet connectivity to aid the...

Jeff Bezos, Mukesh Ambani set for long-drawn war over Future Retail

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS): As Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) stepped into the e-commerce space with JioMart, speculations ran rife over two of world's richest...

NASA confirms water on sunlit surface of Moon for 1st time

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Water on Moon could be more easily accessible than previously thought as NASA on Monday said it found traces of...

Trending Showbiz

OTT Gold Rush: Big bucks for makers, sawdust for backers

The cinemas have been closed for over seven month now. There was no new entertainment on television either for a long time. How long...

OTT Gold Rush: Big bucks for makers, sawdust for backers

The cinemas have been closed for over seven month now. There was no new entertainment on television either for a long time. How long...

Dussehra 2020: Actors list their fave films where good triumphs over evil

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Ahead of Dussehra, which emphasises on the celebration of the triumph of good over evil, actors have shared their...

Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding musical to open in India in 2021

Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) The stage musical version of Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair will open in India next year.Speaking at a virtual...

IFFI to take leaf from IPL playbook, focus on broadcasting event: Official

Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS): In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic-related restrictions, the Goa government is looking to take a leaf out of the Indian Premier...

We still have much work to do in India market: Netflix

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Content streaming giant Netflix has reported slow growth in its third quarter (July-September period) despite the social distancing times,...

Trending Sports

Stokes, Samson power Rajasthan to big 8-wkt win over Mumbai

Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS/GloFans) Ben Stokes (107 not out) and Sanju Samson (54 not out) made a mockery of a target of 196 Mumbai...

Gaikwad bats through as CSK beat RCB by eight wickets

Dubai, Oct 25 (IANS) Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad anchored the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) innings as a clinical performance from them, a rareity this season,...

Chakravarthy, Rana and Narine star in KKR’s win over DC

Abu Dhabi, Oct 24 (IANS): Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy's five-wicket haul and scintillating half-centuries from Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine combined to hand Kolkata Knight Riders...

SRH ride Pandey-Shankar stand to beat RR, keep afloat

Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS/GloFans) Important half-centuries from Manish Pandey (83 not out off 47 balls) and Vijay Shankar (52 not out off 51) helped SunRisers...

RCB thrash KKR, show they are serious IPL title contenders

Abu Dhabi, Oct 21 (IANS/GloFans) Speedster Mohammad Siraj bowled a dream spell (3/8), set a few records, and guided Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to an...

Dhawan’s record ton in vain as KXIP beat DC, stay float

Dubai, Oct 20 (IANS/GloFans) A resurgent Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Tuesday comprehensively defeated table toppers Delhi Capitals (DC) by five wickets, despite Shikhar Dhawan's...

Latest Trending News In India

Hero Cycles seeks policy support to spur rural demand

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS): Hero Cycles has urged the government to provide policy support, including easy loans and subsidies, to support demand in...

Facebook Gaming arrives on Android with new games, ditches Apple

San Francisco, Oct 27 (IANS) Facebook on Monday made its Cloud gaming service official, with launching several new games in the main app and...

Only 7% plan on going out to movie theatres in the next 60 days

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Even though movie theatres are now open, only 7 per cent people are willing to go to watch a...

SC mulls satellite for seamless internet connectivity for virtual courts

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday raised possibility of using a dedicated satellite for seamless internet connectivity to aid the...

Jeff Bezos, Mukesh Ambani set for long-drawn war over Future Retail

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS): As Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) stepped into the e-commerce space with JioMart, speculations ran rife over two of world's richest...