NIA files chargesheet against IS suspect

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against suspected Islamic State supporter Mohammed Naser, accused of motivating people to join the terror outfit.

According to court sources, the NIA filed the chargesheet before District Judge Amarnath during the in-camera proceedings. The court then listed the matter for June 9.

The NIA had booked Naser on charges of involvement in terror and criminal conspiracy of the Indian Penal Code.

Naser, 23, a resident of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, was arrested on December 12, 2015, after his deportation from Sudan.

“Investigation has brought on record the incriminating evidence, including documentary and digital, which include text messages, chats, graphic arts and ‘jihadi’ literature on IS. The same were recovered from the electronic device as well as social media platforms used by the Naser,” said the chargesheet filed in connection with the NIA case dated December 9, 2015, against the IS.

The chargesheet has been filed under Section 125 (waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance with the government of India) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 18 (punishment for conspiracy), 18-B (punishment for recruiting of any person or persons for terrorist act), 38 (offence relating to the membership of a terrorist organisation) and 39 (offence relating to the support given to a terrorist organisation) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (as amended).

The chargesheet further said that the investigation against the other accused persons will continue under Section 173(8) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).