NIA court extends judicial custody of IS suspects Qasmi, Iqbal till March 30

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Saturday extended the judicial custody of Islamic State suspects Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi and Azhar Iqbal till March 30.

ANI| Last Updated: Mar 05, 2016, 14:35 PM IST

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Saturday extended the judicial custody of Islamic State suspects Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi and Azhar Iqbal till March 30.

Qasmi, a Delhi-based Islamic scholar, known for his fiery speeches, was arrested on February 5 from Uttar Pradesh`s Hardoi District.

 

The NIA has claimed that Qasmi had been `delivering provocative and inflammatory speeches and was instigating youth for anti-national activities`.

While other suspect 23-year-old Azhar Iqbal was arrested from Bhopal on February 1 by the NIA.

According to the agency, Iqbal was allegedly in the higher category of members of the group - Junoon al Khilafae-Hind, as he was tasked with finding new recruits.

It is learnt that he was in touch with Yusuf al-Hindi alias Shafi Armar, who was an Indian Mujahideen member but shifted to the IS- held areas in Syria and Iraq.Iqbal knew at least two of the four suspects arrested by the Delhi police from Uttarakhand a few weeks back.