The Nationwide Investigation Company on Tuesday filed a charge-sheet towards a physician who allegedly joined the Islamic State terror group to additional its ideology and unlawful actions in India, an official mentioned.
The charge-sheet was filed earlier than a particular NIA courtroom right here below sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) towards 28-year-old Abdur Rahman of Bengaluru.
“Rahman has been charge-sheeted for furthering the ideology and actions of proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS/Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) in connivance with co-accused Jahanzaib Sami Wani and others for committing subversive/anti nationwide actions in India,” a Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) spokesperson mentioned.
Earlier, a charge-sheet was filed on September 2 final yr towards Wani and Hina Bashir Beigh of Srinagar, Abdullah Basith of Hyderabad, and Sadiya Anwar Shaikh and Nabeel Siddick Khatri of Pune below sections of the IPC and the UAPA.
The case pertains to the arrest of Wani and his spouse Beigh from Jamia Nagar in Delhi in March 2020 on receiving info that they had been affiliated to the ISKP, part of the ISIS, and had been planning subversive and anti-national actions within the nation, the official mentioned.
The NIA took up the investigation, and in the course of the course of the probe, Rahman was arrested in August 2020 from Bangalore by the company.
Rahman received radicalised when he was a scholar of MBBS on the Bangalore Medical School. He listened to on-line lectures of hardline Islamic preachers, together with ”Anwar Awlaki”, the NIA official mentioned.
Subsequently, he got here involved with different radicalised youths and travelled to Syria in December 2013 and took part in numerous terrorist actions of the ISIS, the official mentioned, including that after his return to India, he continued to stay related to the ideology of the ISIS.
Utilising his data of ophthalmic lasers and medical science, he made efforts to develop purposes for medical and army necessities of the ISIS, the NIA spokesperson mentioned.
He was in common communication with ISIS terrorists situated overseas and in India, together with Wani, by way of Threema, a safe messaging platform, the official mentioned.
The NIA official mentioned Rahman achieved important progress in the direction of growing a medical software for therapy of ISIS terrorists and likewise a laser guided anti-tank missile software for controlling trajectory of missiles for enhancing their effectiveness.
Additional investigation within the case is underway, the official mentioned.
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