NIA arrests two for planning to join ISIS

Accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla, resident of Kasaragod district and Yasmeen Mohammad Zahid, resident of Sitamarhi district, Bihar, were booked on Friday

NIA arrests two for planning to join ISIS

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two people in connection with the criminal conspiracy hatched within and outside India, with the intention of furthering the objectives of the Islamic State (IS) and for joining and supporting the organisation.
Accused Abdul Rashid Abdulla, resident of Kasaragod district and Yasmeen Mohammad Zahid, resident of Sitamarhi district, Bihar, were booked on Friday under Sections 120-B and 125 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides Sections 38, 39 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), 1967.

Abdul Rashid was allegedly the main conspirator behind the offence of motivating youth hailing from Kasaragod district to exit from India, along with their families, to join the terrorist organisation.
According to officials, he had conducted classes at Kasaragod and other places in support of the ISIS and its ideology of violent jihad.

He motivated another set of 14 co-conspirators, including Yasmeen, to join the proscribed organisation and plan for Hijrah to the Caliphate announced by the ISIS.

The investigation revealed that the conspiracy had been in operation since July 2015.