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National Investigation Agency charge sheets 10 in ISIS module case

The agency stated that the main accused in the case Mufti Suhail has formed an ISIS module with others to commit terror activities and were is amassing weapons and explosives

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed charge sheet on Thursday against 10 suspects in a case involving a terror module in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh's Amroha. The agency stated that the main accused in the case Mufti Suhail has formed an ISIS module with others to commit terror activities and were is amassing weapons and explosives.

"They had named this module as 'Harkat-ul-Harb-E-Islam' (Movement for War of Islam). This group owed its allegiance to ISIS and wanted to establish an ISIS Caliphate in India by resorting to large scale terrorist attacks in and around Delhi and National Capital Region. The group had also carried out reconnaissance of some such locations," the agency stated in their charge sheet.

During the investigation, the agency found Suhail and other co-accused entered into a criminal conspiracy to wage a violent Jihad against India by use of weapons and explosives to establish an ISIS Caliphate in India. "The module was being guided by three ISIS handlers based abroad. The module made extensive use of encrypted social media applications and chat platforms. These have been recovered from their mobile phones," it stated.

SUHAIL’S SERMONS

Mastermind of the group Suhail was also giving radicalisation sermons to other members of the module wherein he exhorted them to offer the-mselves for violent jihad against infidels in India. 

Forensic reports in respect of the seized chemicals and improvised explosive device-making material have affirmed that these were sufficient to manufacture sophisticated improvised explosive devices (IED). The group wanted to manufacture IED, to be detonated by remote controlled devices, of more than 100 meters range.

A large number of e-books, messages in encrypted chats and detailed manuals issued by ISIS and affiliated terror entities for training in bomb-making, IED making and methods to inflict mass casualties have been recovered from the seized mobile phones.

The mastermind of the group Suhail was also giving radicalization sermons to the other members of the module wherein he exhorted them to offer themselves for the violent Jihad against infidels in India. Two of the accused persons also recorded rehearsal video of their resolve to fight violent Jihad that was to be published after their suicide attacks. The mobile phones of accused persons contain high amount of ISIS propaganda material, the chargesheet stated. 

"These include execution videos, violent Jihadi anthems, videos/audio proclaiming solidarity with Kashmiri terrorists, audio messages by an ISIS handler, and radicalization sermons of Maulana Masood Azhar, Chief of Jaish-E-Muhammad, Abdus Sami Qasmi, another accused in an NIA ISIS related case, and Asim Umar, alleged Chief of Al-Qaida in Indian Subcontinent," the chargesheet stated. 

It on December 20, 2018, the agency had registered a case against Mufti Suhail and nine others accused and carried out raids at 17 locations in Delhi and UP, where 12 pistols, 163 assorted ammunition, one improvised missile launcher, 98 mobile devices, 25 Kg of explosive chemicals, hardware and electronic materials including 120 alarm clocks to make IEDs, and incriminating books and material were seized from the premises of accused persons.

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