New Delhi. On (11.07.2021), NIA arrested three accused persons namely i) Umar Nisar s/o Nisar Ahmed Bhat r/o Magray Mohalla Achabal; District Anantnag ii) Tanveer Ahmad Bhat s/o Gull Mohammad Bhat r/o Gori Mohalla Achabal Anantnag and iii) Rameez Ahmad Lone s/o Javeid Ahmad Lone r/o Chak Achabal Anantnag.
The case was registered by NIA on 29.06.2021 under sections 124A, 153A, &153B of IPC and sections 17, 18, 18B, 38, 39 &40 of UA(P) Act 1967 in connection with the conspiracy of the proscribed terrorist organization ISIS to radicalize and recruit impressionable youth in India to wage violent jihad against the Indian State. ISIS terrorists operating from various conflict zones along with ISIS cadres in India, by assuming pseudo- online identities, have created a network wherein ISIS related propaganda material is disseminated for radicalizing and recruiting members to the fold of ISIS. In this connection an India-Centric online propaganda magazine ‘the Voice of Hind’ (VOH) is published on monthly basis with an aim to incite and radicalize impressionable youth.
NIA had earlier conducted searches at the premises of the arrested accused and recovered large number of incriminating documents, multiple digital devices and T-shirts with ISIS logo. Preliminary examination of the seized material and examination of the accused persons revealed that they are active cadres of ISIS and have been using the cyberspace to propagate inciting material by the online magazine (VOH).
Examination of the arrested accused led to searches on 12.07.2021 at 02 more locations in Anantnag district in which a number of digital devices and other materials have been seized.
Courtesy : VSK BHARATH