NIA Files charge-sheet against medical doctor Abdur Rahman in Islamic State case

NIA has filed a charge-sheet against opthalmologist Dr. Abdur Rahman (28) who was arrested last August for working for international terror organization Islamic State. Dr. Rahman was working at Bengaluru’s M S Ramaiah Medical College when he was arrested.

Most members of the cell of which he was a part were highly-educated professionals including a Kashmiri Muslim couple residing in Delhi (they were also found exchanging tweets using an anonymous twitter profile with NDTV journalist Nidhi Razdan, and were involved in inciting Muslim youth to violence over CAA), two youth from Pune (one of the two, a 20-year girl, had been arrested earlier and put through a ‘deradicalisation’ program that clearly did not work) and a man from Hyderabad.

In a recent press release, the premier investigation agency states (emphasis added) –

“NIA has filed a charge-sheet in Special NIA Court, New Delhi under sections 120B r/w 124A &125 of IPC and sections 18, 20, 38 & 39 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Abdur Rahman @Dr Brave (age 28 years) s/o Nassrulla Sharieff r/o Bengaluru, Karnataka in connection with an Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) case.

The accused has been charge-sheeted for furthering ideology and activities of proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS/ISKP in connivance with co-accused Jahanzaib Sami and others for committing subversive/anti national activities in India.

Earlier, a charge-sheet was filed on 02.09.2020 against five (05) accused persons namely Jahanzaib Sami and Ms. Hina Bashir Beigh, r/o Srinagar, Abdullah Basith r/o Hyderabad, Ms. Sadiya Anwar Shaikh and Nabeel Siddick Khatri, r/o Pune under sections 120B, 124A, 153A & 201 of IPC and sections 13, 17, 18, 38, 39 & 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

This case arose out of Delhi Police Special Cell, FIR number 85/2020 dated 08.03.2020 pertaining
to arrest of Jahanzaib Sami Wani and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar in Delhi on 08.03.2020 on receiving an input that they were affiliated to the banned terrorist organization ISKP, a part of ISIS, and were planning subversive/anti-national activities in India. NIA had re-registered the case on 20.03.2020 and took up the investigation.

During further investigation Abdur Rahman @ Dr. Brave was arrested on 17.08.2020 from Bangalore by NIA. As a student of MBBS at Bangalore Medical College, Abdur Rahman got radicalised, listening to the online lectures of hard line Islamic preachers including ‘Anwar Awlaki’. Subsequently, he came into contact with other radicalised youth and travelled to Syria in December, 2013 and participated in various terrorist activities of ISIS.

After his return to India he continued to remain associated with the ideology of ISIS. Utilizing his knowledge of Ophthalmic Lasers and Medical Science, he made efforts to develop applications for medical and military requirements of ISIS. To this end, he was in regular communication with ISIS terrorists located abroad as well as in India including Jahanzaib Sami on Threema, a secure messaging platform.

Consequently, he had achieved significant progress towards developing a medical application for treatment of ISIS terrorists and also a Laser Guided Anti-Tank Missile application for controlling the trajectory of the missiles for enhancing their effectiveness for furthering the cause of ISIS.

Further investigation in the case continues.”


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