New Delhi, September 8
Two “remorseful” individuals have pleaded responsible earlier than a Delhi courtroom in a case of prison conspiracy by the ISIS to ascertain its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth by way of totally different social media platforms to hold out acts of terror within the nation.
Accused Amjad khan and Mohammed Aleem moved functions earlier than Special Judge Parveen Singh on Monday saying they have been “remorseful for the acts alleged against them”, and undertook to not bask in related acts and actions in future, advocate Qausar Khan mentioned.
The accused wish to return to the mainstream society and rehabilitate themselves, the lawyer instructed the courtroom.
“The accused are having clean antecedents, even their conduct in jail was satisfactory and there is nothing adverse against them…the accused are pleading guilty voluntarily without any pressure, threat, coercion, inducement or undue influence and he that he understands the consequences,” their plea mentioned.
The courtroom is more likely to take up their plea on September 11.
The case, registered by the NIA on December 9, 2015, underneath numerous sections of the IPC and the UA(P) Act, pertains to the bigger prison conspiracy hatched by the ISIS to ascertain its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth for the proscribed terror group by way of totally different social media platforms, the NIA mentioned.
The accused had shaped Junood-ul-Khilafa-Fil-Hind organisation, searching for to ascertain a caliphate in India and pledging allegiance to ISIS, to recruit Muslim youth and commit acts of terrorism in India on the behest of Syria-based Yusuf-Al-Hindi who’s purportedly the media chief of ISIS, the NIA mentioned.
The NIA filed cost sheets towards the accused individuals in 2016-2017.
After six accused pleaded responsible in August 6, the courtroom convicted them underneath sections 120B (prison conspiracy) of the IPC, and numerous sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act.
This case was first of its variety by which terrorist conspiracy of this magnitude involving on-line radicalisation was effected on cyber area within the aftermath of declaration of Islamic Caliphate by ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014, the NIA had mentioned. PTI