Bihar woman who joined IS, sentenced to 7 years imprisonment

Last Modified Saturday, 24 March 2018 (17:02 IST)
New Delhi:The on Saturday awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to Yashmeen Mohammad Zahid, an accused in Kasaragod case. The Court has also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000.She was charged under sections 120 B, read with 125 of IPC besides sections 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The accused, a native of Sitamarhi district of Bihar along with her husband Abdul Rashid Abdulla, a principal accused and absconder in this case, was involved in activities intended at supporting the terrorist organization and helped fourteen persons from Kasaragod district in Kerala who, along with their families, had exited India between May and July, 2016 and joined the of and (ISIS) or Daesh.

"National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation revealed that the main accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla had recruited the other accused persons in this case including Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid by conducting classes at Kasaragod and other places in 2015 for terrorist organization ISIS and its ideology of violent jihad", an NIA official release said here.He had motivated his co-conspirators including Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid to join the terrorist organization waging war against Asiatic Powers at peace with the Government of India.

Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid was intercepted at New Delhi International Airport on July 30, 2016 while she was exiting India for Kabul with the intention of joining her husband Abdul Rashid in the ISIS controlled territory in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, which the accused persons consider as part of the Khorasan Wilayat of the Islamic State.Abdulla had raised funds for the terrorist organization and transferred such funds, while being in Afghanistan, to Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid, who had utilised it for her activities intended at supporting the terrorist organization. Yasmeen had got acquainted with Abdul Rashid Abdulla while working in Peace International School at Kottakkal in Malappuram district, Kerala and they had later got married secretly.

NIA had filed a charge-sheet against accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla and his wife and co conspirator Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid under sections of IPC and UAPA in January 2017.Trial of the case had commenced on November 2017 and the prosecution had examined 52 witnesses through whom 115 documents and 29 material objects were exhibited, while the defence had examined one witness.(UNI)