NIA special court sentences terrorist Naser to 7 years RI in ISIS Delhi Conspiracy case

NIA special court in Patiala yesterday convicted terrorist Mohammad Naser in the ISIS Delhi conspiracy case and sentenced him to 7 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) in addition to imposing a fine of ₹40,000. The case relates to a criminal conspiracy hatched by ISIS to establish its base in Bharat by recruiting Muslim youth for ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organization, through different social media platforms.

NIA said that Naser, a BTech (IT) and certified Ethical Hacker from Chennai, was working as Web Developer and Graphic Designer in Dubai in 2014, was one among several Bharatiya youths who expressed their solidarity, allegiance, and support to ISIS in different forms and left Bharat or their place of residence for abroad and joined ISIS under the influence of persistent indoctrination by their handlers.

He had got radicalized and motivated to join ISIS through the lectures delivered on YouTube by Islamic scholars namely Anjem Choudary and Abu Barra.  Hence, he had made frantic efforts to find persons who could facilitate his travel to Syria/Libya for joining ISIS. On persistent efforts, he came across some online handlers and left Dubai to join ISIS/ISIL for Libya via Sudan. But he was interdicted by the Sudanese authorities and deported to Bharat in December 2015.

The NIA press release says:

  1. Yesterday (16.12.2020), NIA Special Court at Patiala House, New Delhi pronounced judgement on sentence and convicted one accused namely Mohammad Naser in ISIS Conspiracy Delhi Case (RC-14/2015/NIA/DLI).
  2. This case was registered at NIA, New Delhi on 09.12.2015 under section 125 of IPC and sections 18, 18B, 38 & 39 of UA(P) Act, 1967 and pertains to criminal conspiracy hatched by the ISIS to establish its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth for ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organization, through different social media platforms. As a result, a few known and other unknown Indian youths expressed their solidarity, allegiance and support to ISIS in different forms and left India or their place of residence for abroad and joined ISIS under the influence of persistent indoctrination by their handlers.
  3. After completion of investigation, NIA had filed charge-sheets against 16 accused including Mohammad Naser on 03.06.2020. In this case 15 (fifteen) accused persons have already been convicted up to 10 years RI by NIA Special Court on 16.10.2020 for the conspiracy hatched by ISIS handlers based in Syria and subsequent formation of group namely “Junood-ul-Khilafa-fil-Hind” owing its allegiance to ISIS.
  4. Recently convicted accused Mohamed Naser, a BTech (IT) and certified Ethical Hacker from Chennai, was working as Web Developer and Graphic Designer in Dubai in 2014. He had got radicalised and motivated to join ISIS through the lectures delivered on YouTube by Islamic scholars namely Anjem Choudary and Abu Barra. Convict Mohamed Naser was fully convinced that ISIS was following the true edicts of Islam and is struggling to create a Caliphate, which will be governed on the basis of Sharia. Hence, he had made frantic efforts to find persons who could facilitate his travel to Syria/Libya for joining ISIS. On persistent efforts, he came across some online handlers and left Dubai to join ISIS/ISIL for Libya via Sudan. But he was interdicted by the Sudanese authorities and deported to India on 10.12.2015.
  5. After completion of the investigation and subsequent trial, NIA Special Court has convicted accused Mohamed Naser for the various offences committed by him and sentenced him with rigorous imprisonment (RI) for seven years and fine Rs. 40,000/- on 16.12.2020.
  6. Trial continues against charge-sheeted accused Imran Khan.

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