Charge Areeb Majeed under UAPA, demands prosecution
The prosecution sought time to file a reply to Areeb’s bail plea. The court has granted the prosecution time till September 27mumbai Updated: Sep 08, 2016 23:42 IST
After the prosecution on Thursday opened the case against alleged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruit Areeb Majeed to commence the trial, the special public prosecutor sought that charges be framed against Majeed under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code.
The special public prosecutor also referred to the chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against Majeed and argued that he had left his house on the pretext of going on a pilgrimage and also obtained Visa for the same. However, rather than going for Haj, Majeed and three others went to Syria to join ISIS.
The prosecution has pleaded the court to charge Majeed under several provisions of UAPA and for waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance with the Government of India – under section 125 of the Indian Penal Code.
While court granted the defence time till September 22 to argue on the charges made by prosecution, the prosecution too was given a September 27 deadline to file a reply to Areeb’s bail plea.