NIA officials said Yasmeen originally was a native of Muraul Village, Sitamarhi district, Bihar. The officials said the case relates to the criminal conspiracy hatched within and outside India by certain youths, originally hailing from Kasaragod district of Kerala, with the intention of furthering the objectives of the proscribed terrorist organisation, ISIS, and their pursuant exit from India along with their families for joining and supporting the organisation. The case, originally registered as FIR 534/ 2016 of Chandera Police Station, Kasaragod District, Kerala, under section 57 of Kerala Police Act besides other sections at NIA Police Station, Kochi on August 24, 2016.
The NIA officials said that during the investigation it had been established by the Investigation Agency that the accused Abdul Rashid (A-1), was the main conspirator behind the offence of motivating a no. of youths, hailing from Kasaragod district to exit India along with their families, to join the Islamic State. He had allegedly conducted classes at Kasaragod and other places in support of the terrorist organization and its ideology of violent jihad. He motivated another set of 14 co-conspirators, including another arrested accused Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid (A-2), to join the proscribed organization and plan for Hijrah to the Caliphate announced by the ISIS.
''The investigation has further revealed that the conspiracy had been in operation since the month of July, 2015. The accused Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid (A-2) was intercepted at New Delhi International Airport on the 30th July last year while she was trying to exit India for Kabul, Afghanistan, along with her minor child, with the intention of joining her co-conspirator Abdul Rashid, in the territory under the control of ISIS in Afghanistan,'' said the official. The NIA officials said, ''The investigation has also established that Abdul Rasheed had raised funds for the terrorist organization and transferred such funds to Yasmeen, who utilized it for her activities with the intention of supporting the terrorist organization,'' adding, ''efforts are on to locate and apprehend the absconding accused including the charge-sheeted accused A-1, in this case, who have joined the ISIS.'' (UNI)