NIA arrests two Hyderabadi youth in ISIS related case

NIA arrests two Hyderabadi youth in ISIS related case

Hyderabad: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two youth in an ISIS related case here on Sunday. In January, 2016, the Agency had registered a case at New Delhi under Section 120B of IPC and 18, 18A and 18 B Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, against Sheikh Azhar ul Islam, Mohammed Farhan Shaikh and Adnan Hassan on allegations that the accused trio and their other unknown associates were members of ISIS and were involved in a conspiracy to identify, motivate, radicalise, recruit and train Indian Muslim youth on behalf of the proscribed outfit ISIS, to carry out terror activities. All the three accused were subsequently arrested by NIA.

After completion of investigation, NIA had filed chargesheet in July, 2016 against the three in the NIA Special Court, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi. During trial, the two accused persons-- Sheikh Azhar ul Islam and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment, while trial against accused Adnan Hassan is still going on, NIA said in a release.

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