Kochi: NIA Special Court at Ernakulam on Friday convicted an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist Subahani Haja Mohideen (35), a resident of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu under sections 120B and 125 of IPC and sections 20, 38 and 39 of UA (P) Act in ISIS Omar Al-Hindi Module case.
The quantum of punishment would be pronounced on September 28, 2020.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered this case on October 1, 2016, based on credible information that certain youth had entered into a conspiracy and were making preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India in order to further the objectives of proscribed terrorist organization ISIS.
On October 3, 2016, searches were conducted at the house of Subahani Haja Mohideen in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, which led to seizure of incriminating material indicating his travel to the theatre of conflict in West Asia and he was arrested on October 5, 2016.
“Subsequent investigation revealed that Mohideen had exited India in April, 2015 and joined the Islamic State in Iraq, where he had fought for the proscribed terrorist organization and later in September in the same year, he returned to India and continued activities in support of the terrorist organization”, the probe agency said.
He had also attempted to procure explosive material from Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu to make IED’s, the official said.
After thorough and comprehensive investigation, a charge-sheet was filed against accused Subahani Haja Mohideen on March 29, 2017 under sections 120B, 122 and 125 of IPC and sections 20, 38 and 39 of UA (P) Act.During his custody, Mohideen was also questioned by French investigators in December 2018 as he was in touch with one of the 2015 Paris attack terrorists.