Conspiracy to radicalize youth: NIA files supplementary chargesheet against two Sgr residents

Srinagar, Mar 11: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed supplementary charge sheet against two ISIS militants, who hail from Srinagar in a case with regard ‘conspiracy to radicalize and recruit impressionable Muslim youth in India to wage violent jihad against the India’.

A spokesman in a statement said that NIA filed supplementary charge sheet against two accused namely Afshan Parvaiz Jarabi and Tawheed Latief Sofi, both residents of Srinagar, J&K, before the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi under sections 120B, 124A, 153A of IPC & Section 18, 38, 39 of UA(P) Act,1967.

“The case under number RC-14/2021/NIA/DLI was registered by NIA on 29-06-2021 regarding a conspiracy hatched by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to radicalize and recruit impressionable Muslim youth in India to wage violent jihad against the Indian state.”

“In order to execute its nefarious plans, an organized campaign was launched over the cyberspace supplemented by on ground terror financing activities. The case was registered against cyber entity Qasim Khurasani and his associates,” the statement reads, adding that an earlier charge sheet was filed against four ISIS militants in this case on 06th Jan 2022.

“Out of the two accused chargesheeted today, Afshan Parvaiz is a key ISIS operative and a close associate of charge sheeted accused Umar Nisar. He was also associated with AF-Pak based ISIS operatives and was actively involved in recruitment for ISIS. After the arrest of Umar Nisar, he was appointed as head of ISIS activities in India and was handling media as well as ground activities of ISIS. He was actively disseminating ISIS propaganda materials through various online platforms.”

“The other accused Tawheed Latief Sofi was also a close associate of previously chargesheeted accused persons Umar Nisar and Jufri Jawhar Damudi. He was involved in content editing and poster creation for ISIS propaganda magazine, Voice of Hind and had also carried out recee of Hindu temples, Government buildings including police stations to carry out subversive acts,” the statement said, adding that further investigation in the case continues.

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