Seven accused booked under UAPA by NIA in Wandoor case

Last Updated: Saturday, 5 October 2019 (14:00 IST)
NewDelhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against seven accused in
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 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 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 to facilitate their location and deportation to India, the agency added.(UNI)