New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against seven accused inNIA Special Court at Ernakulam in Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Wandoor case, an official statement here said.
All seven accused namely Shaibu Nihar, Muhammad Mansoor, Mansoor, Nittoor Veettil, Shahanad, Fajid Hamsa, Safeer Rahman, all resident of Kerala, were booked under section 120B and 125 of IPC besides sections 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act.
The case was originally registered at Wandoor Police Station in Malappuram District on November 6, 2017 under sections 38 and 39 of the UA (P) Act against eight accused persons after a tip off that the accused persons, while being in Bahrain had hatched a criminal conspiracy with Fajid Hamsa alias Taliban Hamsa who was also accused in ISIS Valapattanam case to join the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS or Daish.
The federal terror probe agency had taken over the investigation on June 1, 2018 and their investigation revealed that pursuant to the criminal conspiracy hatched by the accused persons since 2014 while being in Bahrain and India, seven accused persons attempted to travel to ISIS controlled territory in Syria, for physically joining the proscribed organization and waging war on its behalf against Syria, an Asiatic power at peace with the Government of India. Accused persons had also collected funds with the intention of facilitating their travel to the so called Islamic State in Syria.
"The accused Shaibu Nihar was absconding since long and he was arrested by NIA April 9, 2018 following his deportation from Qatar", the probe agency further said. On behest of the probing agency, the INTERPOL Blue Notices were issued against absconding accused persons Muhammad Mansoor, Mansoor Nittoor Veettil, Shahanad, Fajid Hamsa, Safeer Rahman, Safeer Rahman and Mukhadis based on the non-bailable warrants issued by the NIA Special Court to facilitate their location and deportation to India, the agency added.(UNI)