Keralite failed to reach Syria to join ISIS, awarded 7 yrs jail term after deportation

Last Updated: Friday, 8 January 2021 (10:27 IST)
New Delhi: Special Court, New Delhi sentenced an accused namely Shajahan Velluva Kandy of Kannur in Kerala to seven year rigorous imprisonment (RI).


The offences punishable are under section 120B read with 125, 419, 420, 467, 468, 471 of IPC, sections 18, 38
and  39 UA (P) Act, 1967 in  connection with a of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) case with a monetary fine of Rs 73,000. 
 
The case was initially registered at Delhi Police  Special Cell here on September 5, 2017 against him under sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 120-B of the Indian Penal Code, Sections 18, 20, 38 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and Section 12 of the Passport Act,1967.
 
Accused Shajahan was arrested on July 1, 2017 at IGI Airport, New Delhi following  his by the Turkish authorities while another accused Mohd. Mustafa was arrested from Chennai, on July 12.
 
was a member of proscribed international terrorist organisation ISIS. He had associated himself with with the intention to further its activities and in October 2016, he along with his family had gone to Turkey via Malaysia with an intention to go to Syria to fight on behalf of ISIS.
 
However, while crossing Turkey-Syria border, he along with his family, were apprehended by the Turkish authorities and deported back to India on February 1 in 2017.
 
In his desperation to serve the cause of ISIS, he procured an Indian passport again on the basis of forged documents and in April 2017, he  again travelled to Turkey via Thailand and was apprehended once again while attempting to cross to Syria and  was deported to India on July 1 in that year and arrested. 
 
After investigation, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had filed charge Sheet on December 23, 2017 against two accused persons namely Shajahan Velluva Kandy and Mohd Mustafa.The trial against other accused person has been under progress, the probe agency said.(UNI)