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NIA files charge sheet against two in Voice of Hind case

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Srinagar: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed supplementary charge sheet against two accused before the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi under sections 120B, 124A, 153A of IPC & Section 18, 38, 39 of UA (P) Act, 1967, a spokesperson of the Agency said in a statement issued today.

The accused, both residents of Srinagar, have been identified as Afshan Parvaiz Jarabi and Tawheed Latief Sofi.

The spokesperson said that the case RC-14/2021/NIA/DLI was registered by NIA on 29.06.2021 regarding a conspiracy hatched by proscribed terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to radicalize and recruit impressionable Muslim youth in India to wage violent jihad against the Indian state.

“In order to execute its nefarious plans, an organized campaign was launched over the cyberspace supplemented by on ground terror financing activities. The case was registered against cyber entity Qasim Khurasani and his associates,” said the spokesperson.

The spokesperson said that earlier chargesheet was filed against four ISIS terrorists in this case on 06th Jan 2022.

“Out of the two accused chargesheeted today, Afshan Parvaiz is a key ISIS operative and a close associate of charge sheeted accused Umar Nisar. He was also associated with AF-Pak based ISIS operatives and was actively involved on recruitment for ISIS. After the arrest of Umar Nisar he was appointed as head of ISIS activities in India and was handling media as well as ground activities of ISIS. He was actively disseminating ISIS propaganda materials through various online platforms,” said the spokesperson.

About the other accused Tawheed Latief Sofi, the spokesperson said that he was also a close associate of previously charge sheeted accused persons Umar Nisar and Jufri Jawhar Damudi.

“He was involved in content editing and poster creation for ISIS propaganda magazine, Voice of Hind and had also carried out recee of Hindu temples, Government buildings including police stations to carry out subversive acts,” the spokesperson said, adding, further investigation in the case continues.

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