New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet before a special court here against 16 suspected ISIS operatives, arrested from across the country allegedly on the charges of recruiting and financing people to join the terror group.
According to the sources, the agency filed the charge sheet before District Judge Amar Nath in which it has outlined the role of all the accused in a larger conspiracy of ISIS to further its ideology.
The agency claimed that members of banned terror group -- Islamic State (IS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) -- in connivance with a few resident and non-resident Indians, have been indulging in identification, radicalization, recruitment, training, the source said.
The final report also alleged that some Indian youths were transferred by the accused to countries like Syria, Lybia and Iraq for terror acts.
It also claimed that the accused, who are currently in judicial custody, were using different internet channels/ services, telephone and one-on-one meetings to further outfit's ideology.
The accused persons against whom the agency filed the charge sheet include Mohd Aleem, Mohd Obaidullah Khan, Nafees Khan, Mohd Shareef Moinuddin Khan, Asif Ali, Najmul Huda, Mudabbir Mushtaq Shaikh, Mohd Abdul Ahad, Suhail Ahmed, Syed Mujahid, Mohd Hussain Khan, Mohd Afzal, Imran and Abu Anas.
They were arrested from different parts of the country for allegedly recruiting and financing people to join the terror organisation.
They were arrested under several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code (IPC). A case was registered by NIA on December 9, 2015 against unknown and unidentified persons involved in the activities of Islamic State (IS) in India and Asian powers in peace with India.
In this case, the NIA had earlier filed a charge sheet against 23-year-old accused Naser Packeer, outlining his modus operandi in identifying, radicalising, recruiting and sending Indians to join the terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
On October 5, 2015, Naser was apprehended at Sudan for concealing his identity and trying to join ISIS in Syria. Later, he was deported to India on December 10, 2015.
It has claimed that several incriminating documents and articles like laptop, mobile phones, pen drives and DVDs have been recovered from the possession from the accused.
The agency had filed an FIR in the matter on December 9 last year against unknown persons on inputs received from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).