Ernakulam NIA court sentences ISIS terrorist to life

New Delhi, Sep 28 (UNI) The NIA Special Court at Ernakulam on Monday sentenced dreaded ISIS terrorist Subahani Haja Mohideen to life imprisonment, with a fine of Rs 2,10,000, in the Omar Al-Hindi module case. Mohideen (35), resident of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu, was convicted by the NIA Court on September 25 under Sections 120B and 125 of IPC and Sections 20, 38 and 39 of the UA(P) Act.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on October 1, 2016, based on information that certain youth had entered into a conspiracy and were making preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India to further the objectives of the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/Daesh, registered a case.

On October 3, 2016, searches were conducted at the house of Mohideen in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, which led to seizure of incriminating material, indicating his travel to the theatre of conflict in West Asia. He was arrested on October 5, 2016.

Forensic examination of the clothes used by the accused during his stay with the Islamic State and the forensic medical examination of his body established that he was in the war zone in Iraq.

It was also established that Moideen, after returning to India on September 21, 2015, had attempted to procure explosive chemicals from Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, based on instructions from his handlers in Islamic State, to carry out terrorist attacks in India, on behalf of ISIS/Daesh.

The NIA investigation also revealed that accused Subahani had exited India from Chennai and reached Turkey on April 8, 2015. He had then illegally crossed over to Iraq through land border and joined the Islamic State using Kunya (Arabic) name Abu Jasmine Al-Hindi.

After undergoing religious and arms training with ISIS in Iraq, he was deployed with ISIS’ military formation Umar Ibnu Khatab Khatiba, headed by the French national Abu Suleiman Al-Francisi, who was later killed, the probe agency said.

Moideen was also associated with Pakistani national Mohammed Usman Ghani during his stay in Iraq. Ghani was subsequently arrested and is now incarcerated in France for his involvement in Paris attacks, carried out on November 13, 2015, they added.


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