Delhi court awards differing jail terms to 15 ISIS operatives in conspiracy case
A Delhi court on Friday awarded diverse jail terms to 15 individuals for their affiliation to fear organisation ISIS and for hatching a conspiracy to establish its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth through social media platforms to perform acts of terrorism in the country.
Unique Judge Parveen Singh of the Patiala Home Court sentenced the convicts for criminal conspiracy and other offenses punishable under the Unlawful Activities (Avoidance) Act and Explosive Substances Act.
The court granted them differing penalties. Nafees Khan was sent out to jail for 10 years, three convicts for 7 years, 2 for 6 years and nine for five years.
Those awarded seven-year prison terms were Abu Anas, Mufti Abdul Sami Qasmi and Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh, while Amjad Khan and Azhar Khan were sent out to jail for six years.
The convicts who were awarded 5 years’ prison term are; Obedullah Khan, Mohd Hussain, Najmul Huda, Mohd Afzal, Suhail Ahamed, Mohd Aleem, Moinudeen Khan, Asif Ali and Syed Mujahid.
The case was registered on December 9,2015 During the course of the examination, searches were conducted in various cities, which resulted in the arrest of 19 accused persons.
It was revealed that the implicated individuals had actually formed an organisation by the name of Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind, a group looking for to develop a Caliphate in India and promising obligation to ISIS, to hire Muslim youth to work for ISIS and commit acts of terrorism in India at the wish of one Yusuf-Al-Hindi who was based in Syria and was purportedly the media chief of ISIS.
This case had a substantial effect on the like-minded people who were most likely to join ISIS. After the arrest of the above ISIS terrorists, their activities were lessened and their other associates were recognized and questioned to unwind additional plans.
Several ISIS sympathisers, who had gone to sign up with ISIS, were obstructed at different locations in the Middle East and were deported back to India.
The examination carried out by the firm stopped the facilitation of the ISIS members in India along with abroad.
After completion of the investigation, NIA had submitted charge sheets versus 16 implicated individuals in 2016-2017
According to the National Investigation Company (NIA), this is the very first case in which the conspiracy of this magnitude involving online radicalisation was effected on cyberspace in the after-effects of the declaration of the Islamic Caliphate by Abu-Baqar-Al-Bagdadi in 2014.
” No fear organisation prior to the emergence of ISIS had utilized ICT (Details Communication Technology) on such a big scale to scout, hire, train and inspire its cadre for acts of horror.
” Utmost preventative measure was taken by them by utilizing encrypted tools to keep the communication amongst the ISIS handlers and possible recruiters, both in India in addition to abroad, secret,” the company had actually stated in a declaration.
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