Mumbai’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court on Thursday, May 26, indicted and condemned an ISIS psychological militant in the Parbhani instance of Maharashtra. The decision is in association with the connivance case brought forth by ISIS agents in Syria to radicalise Indian youth through the web. An improvised explosive device (IED) was made. The court condemned the defendant, Mohammed Shahed Khan, nom de plume Lala, to seven years of thorough detainment and imposed a fine of Rs 45,000.
He has been charged under sections 13 (unlawful activities), 16 (terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy), 20 (individual from a psychological oppressor association), 38 (member of a terrorist organization), 39 (support to a terrorist organization) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, and sections 4 (attempt to cause explosion), 5 (making or having explosives under dubious conditions), and 6 (abets or is accessory to sections under the act) of the Explosive Substance Act, 1908.
According to a public statement by the NIA, the case was enrolled as a wrongdoing on July 14, 2016, at the Anti-Terrorism Squad Police Station in Mumbai. It was later re-enlisted by the NIA on September 14, 2016. After finishing the examination, a charge sheet was recorded on October 7, 2016. Another suspect, Naser Bin Yafai, was sentenced to seven years in prison by the NIA Special Court on May 6, 2022.