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NIA files charge sheet against three accused in ISIS Kerala module case NIA | IS Kerala module case

NIA files charge sheet against three accused in ISIS Kerala module case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Sep 2021, 09:23 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against three accused in the Islamic State Kerala module case, officials said.

According to sources in the national counter-terrorism task force, three Kerala-based ISIS operatives, Mohammed Ameen alias Abu Yahya, Mushab Anwar and Rahees Rasheed, have been named in the charge sheet which was filed in an NIA special court.

NIA had registered a suo-moto case against seven unknown and other unknown accused persons under sections 120B, 121 and 121A of IPC, and sections 17, 18, 18B, 20, 38 and 40 of UA(P) Act on March 5 this year pertaining to the terrorist activities of Mohammed Ameen and his associates, who have been running various ISIS propaganda channels on different social media platforms including Telegram, Hoop and Instagram for propagating the violent jihadi ideology of ISIS and radicalizing and recruiting new members of the IS module.

"Investigation has revealed that after the decline of ISIS caliphate in Syria/Iraq, Md. Ameen had visited Kashmir in March 2020 for Hijrah (religious migration) and for engaging in terrorist acts," an NIA statement read.

"Accused Md. Ameen was also involved in raising and distributing funds in connivance with co-accused Rahees Rasheed and Kashmir based accused Mohammad Waqar Lone alias Wilson Kashmiri and his associates for propagating ideology and violent activities of proscribed terrorist organization ISIS in India," NIA said in the statement.

"During investigation it was found that accused Md. Ameen, Mushab Anwar and Rahees Rasheed were affiliated with banned terrorist organization ISIS and were also involved in radicalization, recruitment, terror funding and grooming like-minded Muslim youth to join ISIS through different secured social media platforms," the statement added.

NIA officials said that further investigation in the case was underway.