NIA files chargesheet against an IS terrorist

9/4/2021
 The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet against an Islamic State (IS) terrorist in the Al-Hind module case at NIA Special Court here.

The chargesheet has been filed on Friday against accused Shihabudeen under Section 120 B of IPC, Section 25 (1) (a) of Arms Act 1959 and sections 18, 20, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.

The case was earlier registered at Sadduguntepalya Police Station, Bengaluru against Mehboob Pasha and 16 others.

Accused Mehboob Pasha, a resident of Gurappanapalya, Bengaluru in association with Khaja Moideen accused in several cases registered in Tamil Nadu related to terrorism, murder of Hindu leaders, formed a terrorist group by recruiting young Muslims in south India.

They had selected Bengaluru as their base and conducted several criminal conspiracy meetings in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu since 2019. They had propagated the ideology of the proscribed terrorist organisation, ISIS and conspired to collect arms and explosives for murdering police officers and Hindu leaders.

The NIA had re-registered the case on January 23, 2020, and an investigation was taken up.

The probe revealed that Shihabudeen was part of the larger conspiracy and as per the directions of Khaja Moideen had collected and handed over arms and ammunition in Mumbai to other accused persons. These arms were further used in the murder of SSI Wilson of Tamil Nadu police. Further investigation is on.

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