Delhi Court Convicts Nine ISIS Terror Case Operatives
A Delhi court docket on Friday convicted 9 operatives of Islamic terror outfit ISIS for hatching a prison conspiracy to determine its base in India by recruiting Muslim youths via completely different social media platforms to hold out acts of terrorism within the nation.
Particular Choose Parveen Singh convicted accused Abu Anas, Nafees Khan, Najmul Huda, Mohd Afzal, Suhail Ahamed, Obedullah Khan, Mohd Aleem, Mufti Abdul Sami Qasmi and Amjad Khan after they pleaded responsible.
Their advocate Qausar Khan mentioned the court docket convicted them underneath sections 120B (prison conspiracy) of the IPC, and varied sections of the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act.
The choose accepted their utility pleading responsible and posted the matter for September 22, when he’ll hear the arguments on their quantum of sentence.
On the subsequent date of listening to, the court docket can even hear arguments on the quantum of sentence of six others – Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh, Mohammad Shareef Moinudeen Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hussain Khan, Syed Mujahid and Mohammad Azhar Khan – who had been earlier convicted after they pleaded responsible.
The court docket have directed the jail authorities to file experiences relating to their conduct and requested the defence counsel to tell about their background and household’s situation.
Whereas pleading responsible, the accused informed the court docket that they had been “remorseful for the acts alleged in opposition to them”, and undertook to not take pleasure in comparable acts and actions in future.
Advocate Khan has additional informed the court docket that the accused needed to return to the mainstream society and rehabilitate themselves.
“The accused are having clear antecedents, even their conduct in jail are passable and there’s nothing adversarial in opposition to them… the accused are pleading responsible voluntarily with none stress, menace, coercion, inducement or undue affect and he that he understands the results,” their plea had mentioned.
The advocate mentioned although the utmost punishment for the offences by which the accused individuals are convicted after pleading responsible is life imprisonment, the court docket could think about all different features talked about earlier than it whereas saying quantum of punishment.
The case, registered by the NIA on December 9, 2015 underneath related sections of the IPC and the UA(P) Act, pertains to the bigger prison conspiracy hatched by the ISIS to determine its base in India by recruiting Muslim youths for the proscribed terror group via completely different social media platforms, the NIA mentioned.
The accused had fashioned Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind organisation, looking for to determine a caliphate in India and pledging allegiance to ISIS, to recruit Muslim youths to work for the ISIS and commit acts of terrorism in India on the behest of Syria-based Yusuf-Al-Hindi who’s purportedly the media chief of ISIS, the NIA mentioned.
The NIA filed chargesheets in opposition to the accused individuals in 2016-2017.
This case was first of its variety by which terrorist conspiracy of this magnitude involving on-line radicalisation was effected on cyber area within the aftermath of declaration of Islamic Caliphate by ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014, the NIA had mentioned.
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