11 alleged IS members move HC for bail

  • Press Trust of India
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 09:57 IST

NEW DELHI: Eleven suspected ISIS operatives, arrested from across the country for allegedly financing and recruiting people for the terror group, on Monday moved the Delhi High Court.

They sought bail on the ground that the trial court, while dismissing their bail plea, had not extended their remand.

In their bail application, which is likely to come up for hearing before the court this week, they have alleged the trial court on May 23 dismissed their bail pleas despite the fact that neither a charge sheet was filed against them nor the period of their detention extended.

“The appellants became entitled to be released on statutory bail under section 167(2) CrPC and they availed of the remedy by moving application on May 23 which was dismissed by the trial court...,” the bail plea, filed through advocate MS Khan, said.

The petition has been filed by arrested accused Abu Anas, Mohammed Afzal, Mohammad Obaidulla Khan, Najmul Huda, Suhail Ahmed, Mohammed Aleem, Asif Ali, Muhammad Abdul Ahad, Mudabbir Mushtaq Sh aikh,Im ran andSy ed Mujahid.

They all were arrested by the NIA in January 2016.

Section 167 (2) CrPC provides for the magistrate before whom the accused are produced, whether or not he has the jurisdiction to try the case, to extend their detention for a term not exceeding 15 days.

Earlier, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had claimed before the trial court that the accused were involved in a larger conspiracy of ISIS in India and abroad.

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