NIA files charge-sheet against 11 accused in Ansarullah case

Last Modified Thursday, 9 January 2020 (11:25 IST)
New Delhi:The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a charge-sheet
against 11 accused  persons in at a Special Court in Chennai, an official statement said.
The  accused Hassan Ali, Harish Mohamed, Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohamed Sheik, Maitheen, Meeran Ghani, Gulam Nabi Asath, Ahmed Azarudeen, Toufiq Ahmed, Mohammed Afzar and Farook, all hailing from Tamilnadu, were booked under sections of 120 B of IPC read with sections 13 and 38 of UA (P) Act in connection with this case.
 
The case was registered by NIA on July 9, 2019 against sixteen accused persons from under sections  120B, 121A and 122 of IPC besides sections 17, 18, 18-B, 38 and 39 of the UA (P) Act, based on a credible information that accused persons and their associates, while being in UAE, had conspired and conducted religious classes with the objective of establishing Islamic rule in India through violent Jihad and promoting unlawful activities.
 
According to the federal terror probe agency investigation, the 14 accused persons namely Mohammed Ibrahim, Mohamed Sheik Maithee, Meeran Ghani, Gulam Nabi Asath, Ahmed Azarudeen, Toufiq Ahmed, Mohamed Ibrahim  and Farook were arrested in this case  and detained in UAE for clandestinely conducting religious classes and meetings with the intention of promoting violent jihad and other unlawful activities.
 
They were arrested in this case after their deportation from the UAE, in  early July, 2019 whereas  Hassan Ali and Harish Mohamad were arrested from Nagapattinam district in mid-July, 2019, after recovery of incriminating material during searches at their houses.
 
"Investigation in UAE and India has established that the charge-sheeted accused persons  had formed a pro-jihadi group or jamaat, under the leadership of Mohammed Ibrahim in UAE and that they had organized meetings and classes at various places in UAE and India, on topics like jihad and Khilafat, besides against democracy in India, with the intention of establishing Islamic rule in India, through violent jihad and by promoting unlawful activities", the probing agency said.
 
Accused Hassan Ali Harish Mohamed, Mohammed Ibrahim, Meeran Ghani and Faizul Sharief were also associated with the proscribed terrorist organization Islamic state of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by subscribing to and disseminating the violent jihadi ideology of the proscribed organization, the agency added.
 
 Since the criminal conspiracy in this crime was hatched and considerable part of the pursuant acts committed in the UAE, investigation is still  continuing against accused Rafi Ahmed, Munthasir,Umar Barook, Moideen Seeni Shahul Hameed and Faizul Sharief who have been deported from UAE besides Seyyed Mohammed Buhari  and Divan Mujipeer  who were  residing in Tamil Nadu.(UNI)