Maharashtra ATS on Friday submitted a charge sheet against four persons arrested from Parbhani in the state for links to terror group ISIS and for plotting terrorist strikes in the country. The charge sheet was filed in a court at Nanded, an ATS officer said. Naserbin Yafai Chaus (34), Mohd Shahed Khan (24), Akbal Ahamad Kabir Ahamad (28) and Mohd Raisoddin Siddiqui (37) were arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in July this year.
According to the investigators, the accused were planning terror attacks in India during the holy month of Ramadan and had collected material for making bombs.
Naserbin was in contact with Faruque, an ISIS sympathiser based in Syria, through social media, ATS said. After tracking Naserbin’s online activities, ATS arrested him from Parbhani and subsequently nabbed the other three. The accused were planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS, ATS charge sheet said.