15 jailed in ISIS conspiracy case

15 jailed in ISIS conspiracy case

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 17

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said a special court had sentenced 15 persons to rigorous imprisonment of five to 10 years, who were earlier convicted in the ISIS conspiracy case.

The case pertains to the recruitment of Indian Muslim youth by Syria-based IS media chief Yusuf-Al-Hindi to work for the terror organisation and commit acts of terrorism in India at its behest.

“A Delhi court on Friday pronounced the sentence to 15 accused persons in the ISIS conspiracy case,” said a spokesperson for the agency, adding that the NIA had filed chargesheets against 16 persons in 2016-2017.

The special NIA court sentenced Nafees Khan to 10-year rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 1,03,000, Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh to seven-year rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 65,000, Abu Anas to seven-year RI with a fine of Rs 48,000, Mufti Abdus Sami to seven-year RI with a fine of Rs 50,000, Azhar Khan to six-year RI with a fine of Rs 58,000 and Amzad Khan to six-year RI with a fine of Rs 78,000, the spokesperson said.

The court also sentenced Mohammad Shariff Moinudeen, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hussain, Syed Mujahid, Najmul Huda, Mohammad Obedullah, Mohammad Aleem, Mohammad Afzal, Sohail Ahmad to five-year rigorous imprisonment with a fine of Rs 38,000 each.

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