NIA files charge sheet against alleged Islamic State recruiter
The NIA on Friday filed a charge sheet in a case pertaining to banned terror outfit IS outlining the modus oprandi of a 23-year-old alleged operative in identifying, radicalising, recruiting and sending Indians to join the terrorists in Syria and Iraq.india Updated: Jun 03, 2016 20:56 IST
The NIA on Friday filed a charge sheet in a case pertaining to banned terror outfit IS outlining the modus oprandi of a 23-year-old alleged operative in identifying, radicalising, recruiting and sending Indians to join the terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
The probe report, filed before district judge Amar Nath, refers in detail to the role of accused Naser Packeer who was working as a web and graphics designer in Dubai.
The National Investigation Agency, which has arrayed over 22 persons as witnesses, has also made his father Packeer Mohammad a prosecution witness.
“In furtherance to its larger conspiracy under its leadership, members of terror groups Islamic State (IS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL)..., in connivance with a few resident, and non-resident Indians have been indulging in identification, redicalization, recruitment, training and finally transfer of Indian youths to countries like Syria, Lybia, Iraq for terror acts.
“For that purpose, members of the above terror groups have been using different channels/services available on internet, telephone and one to one meeting,” the charge sheet said.
The sources said that the charge sheet, which was filed in court during an in-chamber proceeding, alleged that Naser, who hails from Tamil Nadu and was arrested in December last year, was involved in a conspiracy to recruit Muslim youths in India to join IS and shift them to Iraq and Syria to carry out terror attacks and wage war in India.
The charge sheet further said that the accused, who did B Tech from a Chennai college before leaving for Dubai in 2014, used several internet based websites including Twitter, WhatsApp and Youtube to spread the base of terror organisation in India and the world.
It also said that the assistance of USA through Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty and internet giants like Google and Twitter was sought in the investigation against the accused.
First Published: Jun 03, 2016 20:55 IST