Saturday, 17 October 2020
A special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court has sentenced 15 people to rigorous imprisonment ranging from five-10 years and fine in connection with the ISIS Delhi conspiracy case.The sentence was pronounced by Parveen Singh, Special Judge for NIA, at Patiala House court on Friday. The fine amount ranges from ₹ 38,000-Rs 1.3 lakh.
According to the NIA, this case was a first-of-its-kind, in which an extensive terrorist conspiracy, involving online radicalisation, was hatched on cyberspace in the aftermath of the declaration of the Islamic Caliphate by Abu-Baqar-Al-Bagdadi in 2014. Syria-based Yusuf Al Hindi alias Shafi Armar started slowly radicalising a number of Muslim youth and eventually motivated them towards violent jihad, said the NIA.