Six suspected ISIS operatives were allegedly conspiring to carry out terror activities in national capital and adjoining regions and during Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar, the NIA on Tuesday told a special court.
According to the sources, in its chargesheet filed before District Judge Amar Nath, National Investigation Agency (NIA) claimed that the accused were planning to assemble Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from explosive materials extracted from “match sticks”.
The court has put up the chargesheet for consideration on August 25.
The chargesheet was filed against Akhlakur Rehman, Mohd Azeemushan, Mohd Meraj, Mohd Osama, Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed and Yosuf-Al-Hindi under Section 120 B (conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code and several provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in the case.
While the five accused are currently in judicial custody, Yosuf-Al-Hindi is wanted in the case.
“They were conspiring to carry out a terror activity in the area of Delhi/NCR and during Ardh Kumbh festival in Haridwar in order to create terror in the minds of people of India and send global message that they are representatives of ISIS in India,” the chargesheet said.
It further added that the “accused owed their allegiance to Islamic State/Islamic State and Levant (ISIL)/ Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to further its activities in India by way of motivating Muslim youths in this regard and ultimately train and prepare them to carry out terror activities in India and also to shift them to countries like Syria, Iraq etc.”
“…they were conspiring to carry out terror acts by planting IEDs during the Ardh Kumbh Mela, Haridwar, and for this, they were in the process of acquiring explosives and the necessary expertise in assembling the IEDs with the help of literature provided to one of them through internet,” the chargesheet said.
The case was filed by the special cell of Delhi Police on January 18, 2016. On the directions of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the case was later transferred to NIA.