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NIA charge sheets one woman and man for terror conspiracy

Last Updated: Saturday, 28 January 2017 (17:19 IST)
New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency has charged two persons, out of which one is a native of Kerala and another of Okhla, New Delhi, with associating with terrorist of ISIS. The two accused who have been identified as and were booked under section 120 B and 125 of the IPC. The Investigation Agency has also leveled sections against the duo under 38, 39 and 40 of the IPC for Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Abdul Rashid Abdullah alias Rashi (aged 30) is a resident of Kasaragod district, Kerala and Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid, aged 29 years is a resident of Batla House, Okhla, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi.

 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 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 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)
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