NIA Court Sentences Five To Imprisonment In ISIS Terror Conspiracy Case

NIA Court Sentences Five To Imprisonment In ISIS Terror Conspiracy Case

New Delhi, May 7 (TNA) The NIA Special Court, New Delhi, on Monday pronounced varying jail sentences against five persons accused in a case relating to a conspiracy by the banned Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP) group to promote the ideology of ISIS and spread terror through acts of violence in India.

On March 8, the Delhi Police Special Cell arrested two accused, Jahanzaib Sami Wani and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh, from Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar, for their affiliation to ISKP, a part of ISIS. The duo had plans to commit subversive/ anti-national activities in India. NIA had re-registered the case on 20th March 2020 and had taken up the investigation.

During the investigation, NIA arrested two other persons, Sadiya Anwar Shaikh and Nabeel S Khatri, from Pune on 12th July 2020. Further investigations led to the arrest of Abdur Rahman @ Dr Brave in August 2020. The trial against Abdur Rehman @ Dr Brave is continuing. An MBBS student from Bangaluru, he had been radicalised by the other accused persons and had travelled to Syria in December 2013. In Syria, he had participated in various terrorist activities of ISIS and had learnt to develop a medical application for the treatment of ISIS terrorists and also a Laser Guided Anti-Tank Missile application for ISIS.

NIA had filed a chargesheet on 20th March 2020 and a supplementary chargesheet on 12th January 2021 in this case no. RC-11/2020/NIA/DLI. In its order pronounced today, the NIA court has sentenced accused Jahanzaib Sami to varying periods of imprisonment, extending from 3 to 20 years, along with a fine, for offences committed under sections 17, 18, 38 and 13 of UA(P) Act and under sections 120B and 124A under IPC. He was charged with planning to establish a Caliphate in India and conspiring to carry out 100 IED blasts in a single day throughout the country.

NIA investigations had revealed that the accused was also raising, receiving and providing funds through cryptocurrency to promote the ideology of ISIS, a banned global terror outfit. Sami was also involved in exploiting the sentiments of gullible youth to fuel the anti-CAA/NRC protests.

The second accused, identified as Hina Bashir Beigh, has been sentenced to 7 years in jail each for two offences, under sections 38 and 39 of the UA(P) Act. She had professed to be a member of ISIS and had helped her husband to identify like-minded persons to carry forward the terror organisation's nefarious agenda against India.

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