Special court docket sentences 15 in ISIS recruitment conspiracy case

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By: Express News Service | New Delhi |

October 18, 2020 2:45:35 am

The case, registered by the NIA on December 9, 2015, underneath related sections of the IPC and the UAPA, pertains to a bigger legal conspiracy hatched by ISIS to determine a base in India by recruiting youth by means of completely different social media platforms.
(File/Representational)A Delhi court docket Friday awarded various jail phrases to 15 individuals for being members of terror group ISIS and hatching a legal conspiracy to determine a base in India and recruit youth to hold out acts of terrorism within the nation.
Special Judge Parveen Singh despatched Nafees Khan to jail for 10 years whereas three convicts — Abu Anas, Mufti Abdul Sami Qasmi and Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh — bought seven-year jail phrases. Amjad and Azhar Khan have been awarded six-year imprisonment.
According to their lawyer Qausar Khan, the court docket additionally awarded five-year jail phrases to 9 different convicts: Mohd Obedullah, Najmul Huda, Mohd Afzal, Sohail Ahmed, Mohd Aleem, Moinudeen Khan, Asif Ali, Syed Mujahid and Mohd Hussain.
The decide awarded punishment in line with part 120-B (legal conspiracy) of the IPC, and provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act after the convicts pleaded responsible.
While pleading responsible, the accused instructed the court docket that they have been “remorseful for the acts alleged against them”, and undertook to not bask in related acts and actions in future.
The case, registered by the NIA on December 9, 2015, underneath related sections of the IPC and the UAPA, pertains to a bigger legal conspiracy hatched by ISIS to determine a base in India by recruiting youth by means of completely different social media platforms.
The NIA had filed expenses towards the accused in 2016-2017.
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