National Investigation Agency Indicts 2 ISIS Sympathisers In Bengaluru

The two have been charged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, an official said.

National Investigation Agency Indicts 2 ISIS Sympathisers In Bengaluru

The case was registered by the NIA in September last year in the matter

Bengaluru:

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Thursday filed a charge-sheet against two alleged ISIS sympathisers for their alleged involvement in forming a group to further the activities of the dreaded global terror organisation in India, an official said.

Abdul Cader and Irfan Nasir have been charged before a special court in Bengaluru under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the NIA official said.

The two were part of a terrorist group which identified impressionable Muslim youths, motivated and radicalised them, and provided funds for their visit to Syria to further the ideology and activities of the banned terror group ISIS, the official said.

The case was registered by the NIA in September last year after the examination of Dr Abdur Rahman in an ISIS Khorasan province case, who was motivated and sent to Syria to join the ISIS in 2013-14 by the terrorist group formed by the accused in the case, according to the NIA official.

The NIA had busted the ISIS module in which the names of various persons responsible for radicalising and funding the visits of Muslim youth from Bengaluru and Karnataka to ISIS-controlled areas emerged, the official said.

Cader, Nasir and some of their associates, who are members of the Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an international Islamist and fundamentalist organisation, had formed a group called "Quran Circle" to further their ISIS-related activities, the NIA official said.

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 and suspects located abroad and in India, emerged which are under investigation in the case, the official said.

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