Mumbai: Indoctrinating youth to join ISIS, NIA frames charges against two

Mumbai: The special court of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Mumbai, has framed charges and charge-sheeted accused Rizwan Ahmed alias Khalid and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed in a case related to the indoctrination of Ayaz Mohamad Sultan, a youth from Malwani, Malad, to join the terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Sayyed has been arrested for criminal conspiracy (Section120(B)) of the Indian Penal Code and under relevant Sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act as per the directions issued by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

During investigation, it was found that the accused Ayaz Mohammed entered into a criminal conspiracy with Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed and his handler Yusuf Al Hindi alias Yusuf alias Shafi Armar Shaikh during the year 2015 in propagating the Jihadi activities of ISIS with the common objective and intention to join ISIS, a banned international terrorist organization and participate in its terrorist acts. In pursuance of the above conspiracy, Ayaz Mohammed got a passport in September, 2015 and got a visa in October, 2015. He left for Kabul from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and joined ISIS in Afghanistan.

The investigation had also revealed that the accused Rizwan Ahmed alias Khalid, a resident of Uttar Pradesh and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed were involved in unlawful activities of instigating youths of Malwani area, Malad to join Islamic State of Iraq, & Syria (ISIS). It has also been revealed that they supported the ISIS in its terrorist act and instigated, advocated, advised, incited youth of the Malwani area to leave India and join ISIS.

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