NIA special court sentences 15 accused convicted in ISIS Conspiracy Case

NEW DELHI: A special NIA Court has sentenced fifteen convicts to rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fine. These convicts involved in ISIS Delhi Conspiracy case include (i). Nafees Khan, 10 years RI with fine Rs. 1,03,000; (ii). Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh, 7 years RI and fine Rs. 65,000; (iii). Abu Anas, 7 years RI and fine Rs. 48,000; (iv). Mufti Abdus Sami, 7 years RI and fine Rs. 50,000; (v). Azhar Khan, 6 years RI and fine Rs. 58,000; (vi). Amzad Khan, 6 years RI and fine Rs. 78,000; (vii) Mohd. Shariff Moinudeen, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (viii) Asif Ali, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (ix) Mohd. Hussain, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (x) Syed Mujahid, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (xi) Najmul Huda, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (xii) Mohd. Obedullah, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (xiii) Md. Aleem, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000; (xiv) Md. Afzal, 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000 and (xv) Sohail Ahmad 5 years RI and fine Rs. 38,000.
This case was first of its kind in which an extensive terrorist conspiracy involving online radicalization was hatched on cyber space in the aftermath of declaration of Islamic Caliphate by Abu-Baqar-Al-Bagdadi in 2014; and Yusuf Al Hindi @ Shafi Armar, based in Syria had slowly radicalized a number of accused and eventually motivated them towards violent jihad as propagated by ISIS.
This case was registered at PS NIA, New Delhi on 09.12.2015 under section 125 of IPC and sections 18, 18B, 38 & 39 of UA(P) Act, 1967 and pertains to criminal conspiracy hatched by the ISIS to establish its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth for ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organization by using different social media platforms.