“Preliminary interrogation of the arrested accused revealed that the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad, a banned terror group, in furtherance of a well-planned conspiracy in Pakistan,” Inspector General (IG) Alok Mittal said.
The chargesheet also names two persons who have turned approvers. The accused were charged under various sanctions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Passport Act, Aadhaar Act and Arms Act.
An FIR was registered in the matter on March 20 which was taken up by the NIA on April 17.
Karen Aisha Hamidon is learnt to have given leads to the NIA on Indians who were in touch with her and wanted to join the IS.
Reddy, the special Judge for NIA cases and Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge, had on Monday acquitted five persons including right-wing activist Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case.
2007 Mecca Masjid blast case: On May 18, 2007, a bomb exploded at the Mecca Masjid during Friday prayers, resulting in the death of eight persons and injuries to 58. Five others were shot dead by police during a riot that followed.
Twenty-five mobile phones, some SIM cards, five SD cards, five pen drives, one iPod and a large number of incriminating documents and articles, “including a poster of Hizbul Mujahideen and a Pakistani flag, besides jihadi literature, were seized.”
Participants agreed that in cases where an operation led to unearthing of an inter-state conspiracy with ramifications across the Maoist belt, information must be shared with NIA given its pan Indian jurisdiction, sources said.
NIA has alleged Yousuf was a stonepelter and that his work as a photojournalist was a front to “cover up his actual subversive activities”. He has been booked under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act along with 11 others.
Kamran Yusuf is in custody since September 5 last year after the NIA alleged that he was in “regular touch with anti-national elements” and that his work as a photojournalist was a front to “cover up his actual subversive activities”.
KEG reiterated that Kamran Yousuf “has been a news photographer who was freelancing with various media outlets”. The editors sought his early release and have continuously insisted that Yousuf requires a fair trial.
The NIA has identified the UAE businessman who signed an agreement with Kashmiri business Zahoor Ahmad Watali, who is in judicial custody, to lease the land for Rs five crore in 2014.
Pastor Sultan Masih was shot dead outside a church on the evening of July 15 in Peerubanda Mohalla area in Ludhiana.
“NIA has arrested Tauseef Ahmed Malik, 25 years, son of Abdul Rashid Malik r/o Chandgam Pulwama today in case RC-20/2017/NIA/DLI related to the activists of LeT in India. The arrest has been done with the assistance of J&K Police,” an NIA statement said.
Terror funding charges are ridiculous and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are making criminals out of victims of crime, say protesting Nagaland state government employees.