National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet against 18 suspected ISIS accusers. NIA’s report said that ISIS in India has connection with Naxalite groups. ISIS was planning to buy fire arms from them and wanted to know their modus operandi. The investigation agency (NIA) declared from January this year searches were conducted in different places which led to 18 arrests.
NIA raided in various places in India like Bengaluru, Mumbai, Tumkur, Hyderabad and Aurangabad. NIA said, “The accused persons contacted naxalites to understand their modus operandi in committing terror acts and they also had plans to buy weapons from the naxalites.” NIA claimed the accused formed a group called Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind (a group seeking to establish Caliphate in India with allegiance to the banned ISIS) and this group influenced the youth to join civil war in Syria, Libya and Iraq. Among the 18 offenders two of them became state’s witness and the court gave them pardon.
Anti terror probe agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet in a special court of Patiala House on Tuesday against the other 16 people for involvement in terror related crimes in India, including the main recruiter of ISIS in India Yusuf Al Hindi alias Shafi Armer. NIA filed complain against those 16 with charges under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful (Activities) Prevention Act and Explosive Substances Act. The chargesheet against Armer was filed in Mumbai court on Monday.
Except Armar the other accused were Mohammed Nafees Khan, Najmul Huda, Mohammed Alim, Mohammed Abdulla Khan, Mohammed Sharif Mainuddin Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammed Abdul Ahad, Suheil Ahmad, Saieed Muzaheed, Abu Anas, Mohammed Hussain Khan, Imran, Mohammed Azhar Khan, Mohammed Afzal, and Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh (Primary recruiter of ISIS). NIA seized GI pipes, analogue clock, explosive powder, match boxes, soldering rod, 900 ml Hydrogen Peroxide and Rs 2, 50,000 cash from them.
Armer is originally based in Syria and he is the media chief of ISIS. The group Junood-ul-Khailafa-Fil-Hind’s target was to recruit Muslim youths to execute terror in different parts of India. The investigating agency has found evidence that Armer had interacted with them through social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, Telegram, Nimbuzz, Twitter, Chat Secure, Trillian and Surespot for recruitment, identifying training and hiding places and finally executing terror strikes in various places in India.
According to NIA release, “Scientific evidence in respect of the recovered explosive substances and comparison of voice sample collected in the case has been positive, as per the expert’s opinion.” For the purpose of terror strike they carried out eight meetings in the forests in Tukmur, Deoband and residences of other accused.
Another accused Mohammed Azhar Khan alias Ikrama, a student in a seven years course in Deoband’s Darul Uloom was a key recruiter for the ISIS and was also a close associate of Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh. Azhar proclaimed that they had links with Naxals and even sent his two associates to Giridih in Jharkhand in 2015 to learn their modus operandi.