Two charge sheets filed in IS module secret meeting case

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Two charge sheets filed in IS module secret meeting case

The Kochi unit of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed two charge sheets before the NIA special court in Kochi against eight persons from Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the case over a secret meeting by the Kerala-based IS module at Kanakamala in Kannur (Omar Al-Hindi IS module case).

The first charge sheet has arraigned seven persons, identified as Manseed Mehmood, 30, of Kannur; Swalih Mohammed, 26 of Thrissur, Rashid Ali, 24 of Coimbatore, Ramshad N.K., 24, of Kozhikode, Safvan P., 30 of Malappuram, Jasim N.K., 25 of Kozhikode and Shajeer Mangalassery, 35 of Kozhikode. Except for Shajeer Mangalassery, who migrated to Afghanistan to join the IS in June last, all the remaining accused are under judicial custody.The seven persons have been booked for offences under IPC Sections 120 B, 121, 122 and 125, in addition to Sections 17, 18, 18B, 20, 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Separate charge sheet

Meanwhile, a separate charge sheet has been filed against Subahani Haja Moideen of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu, who had left India between April and September in 2015 to join the IS in Iraq and waged war. After returning to India, he attempted to procure explosives and precursor chemicals for waging war against the country.“Members of the module, within and outside India, used online social media platforms like Facebook and, predominantly, Telegram, in which various secret groups were formed for conspiring and planning the terrorist attacks.“The accused persons had tried to radicalise and recruit their friends or associates into the module and had also collected funds for the terrorist organisation,” the agency said.