ISIS Shivamogga Conspiracy Case: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed its first supplementary charge sheet against nine people in the ISIS conspiracy case in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district. According to the NIA, the accused were about to study robotics to carry out terrorist attacks in future.
The accused had carried out an IED blast in Shivamogga besides conducting recce of several places and arson of properties and vehicles as part of the ISIS conspiracy to create panic among the people. Their aim was to wage war against India.
Charge sheet against these accused
The accused have been identified as Mohd Shariq (25), Maj Muneer Ahmed (23), Syed Yasin (22), Rishan Thajuddin Shaikh (22), Huzair Farhan Baig (22), Majin Abdul Rehman (22), Nadeem . Ahmed KA (22), Zabiullah (32) and Nadeem Faizal N (27). All of them are from Karnataka.
The probe agency said the accused have been charged under the UA(P) Act 1967, the Indian Penal Code and the KS Prevention of Destruction and Loss of Property Act, 1981.
Maaz Muneer Ahmed and Syed Yasin were earlier chargesheeted in March this year and have now been charged with other offences.
“Accused planned to pursue robotic courses to carry out terror attacks in India”: NIA on ISIS Shivamogga conspiracy case
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Five accused are mechanical and electrical engineers
Of the nine accused, Maj Munir Ahmed, Syed Yasin, Rishan Thajuddin Shaikh, Majin Abdul Rahman and Nadeem Ahmed KA have studied mechanical and electrical engineering. He was tasked by an ISIS handler based abroad to take a robotics course for India to carry out future terrorist attacks to further the IS agenda.
The NIA investigation has revealed that Mohd Shariq, Maaz Munir Ahmed and Syed Yasin had entered into a criminal conspiracy with foreign based IS operatives to promote terror and violence. All three had radicalized and recruited their comrades.
ISIS did funding through cryptocurrency
As per the NIA investigation in the case, the accused were funded through cryptocurrencies through their online handlers. The case was initially registered by the Shivamogga Rural Police on 19 September 2022, and was later taken over and re-registered by the NIA on 15 November 2022. Further investigation is on in the matter.
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