New Delhi: The Ernakulam Special Court for NIA has convicted six people in the ISIS Omar AL-Hind case, the National Investigation Agency informed on Wednesday.According to a statement, the accused were identified as Manseed Muhmood alias Omar AL-Hindi, Swalih Mohammed, Rashid Ali, Ramshad N K, Safvan P and Moinudheen PK.
They were convicted on Monday under various Sections of IPC and UA(P)A, along with rigorous imprisonment of 3-14 years and monetary fine.
Accused Jasim NK was acquitted of the charges, giving him the benefit of doubt. The NIA Special Court pronounced the quantum of sentence to the accused on Wednesday.
The case was registered suo-motu by NIA, based on credible information regarding the conspiracy and the consequent formation of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS)-inspired terrorist module Ansarul Khilafa-KL, during August, 2016 by the accused and their associates.
The accused were arrested by NIA on October 2, 2016 from Kanakamala in Kannur district, when they had assembled as part of their preparations to conduct terrorist attacks in Kerala, targeting prominent persons, including Judges, Politicians and Police Officers, besides at places of tourist importance in Tamil Nadu, where foreigners, especially Jews, congregate.(UNI)