Court Extends Detention Of 4 Suspected ISIS Operatives

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New Delhi: A Delhi court has extended by a month the period of detention of four suspected ISIS operatives after the NIA submitted that the larger conspiracy of the outfit in India and abroad, including recruitment of resident and non-resident Indians, was yet to be ascertained.

District judge Amarnath extended the period of detention of accused — Mohd Azeemusan, Mohd Osama, Akhlakur Rehman and Mohd Mehraz, beyond 90 days till May 12 on a plea of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which said that probe into the case was spread in different parts of the country and abroad.

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According to the sources, during an in-chamber hearing, NIA also submitted the report of the probe before the court in a sealed cover.

“During the course of investigation, larger conspiracy of ISIS activities in India and abroad including recruitment of resident and non-resident Indians by the ISIS is yet to be ascertained.

“The investigation in the instant case is spread in different parts of country and abroad,” the NIA said.

The sources said that in the application, the agency also informed the court that mobile sets, SIM cards, laptops and micro SD cards, recovered from the possession of the accused persons during the probe, have been sent for forensic analysis and the results were still awaited.

The accused, reportedly owing allegiance to ISIS, were arrested for allegedly conspiring to commit terrorist acts in the country on being motivated by its ideology.

A case was registered by the special cell of Delhi Police on January 18 under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and section of 120 B of IPC. Later the case was transferred to the NIA.