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NIA chargesheets four people for ISIS links

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The NIA today filed a charge sheet against four people for allegedly organising training camps and mobilising funds on behalf of terror group in and Telangana, officials said here.

The agency filed the charge sheet against Haja Fakkurudhen, a citizen of Indian origin, Khaja Moideen, and under various sections of Indian Penal Code and anti-terror UAPA law, the officials said.

The NIA has accused them of allegedly promoting activities of Islamic State of and or Daesh, hatching a criminal conspiracy and forming a terrorist gang that raised and received funds, organised camps, recruited and trained some people besides facilitating their travel to to join the

The case was registered by the NIA in January last year following a directive from the to investigate information that eight people from and one from Telangana were allegedly indulging in furthering the activities of the in the country.

The NIA claimed that the prime accused, Fakkurudeen, had organised and attended several conspiracy meetings in with his associates for raising funds and to recruit people.

He had subsequently joined the in along with his family during the last week of January, 2014 and was featured in a propaganda video released by the terrorist organisation on in December, 2016.

Fakkurudeen had visited Chennai three times in as many months in late 2013 and held conspiracy meetings at Chennai, Keelakarai in district and Parangipettai in Cuddalore district of besides in Bangalore, along with co-accused Khaja Moideen, Shakul Hameed, and

With the intention of recruiting the other accused people to ISIS, Fakkurudeen had last visited in December 2013 along with his family and had then left for on January 22, 2014, before crossing over to and joining the Islamic State.

The NIA alleged that Khaja Moideen, and had knowingly and wilfully assisted Fakkurudeen in joining the in in January, 2014.

In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy, had later radicalised and recruited Abu Thahir to the and travelled along with him to during August, 2015 with the intention of joining the terror group.

The roles of accused Masood Asarudeen, and besides that of suspects identified during the investigation were being looked into, the NIA said.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:55 IST