National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a a 28-year-old eye doctor from Bengaluru who was allegedly conspiring with Islamic State operatives. The arrested doctor has been identified as Abdur Rahman, an ophthalmologist working in Bengaluru.
According to NIA, Abdur Rahman is a resident of Basavangudi, Bengaluru and is working as an Ophthalmologist at M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore.
According to NIA, Abdur Rehman had visited an ISIS medical camp in Syria in early 2014 for treatment of ISIS terrorists and stayed there for 10 days.
This case was initially registered by Delhi Police Special Cell in March, 2020, after the arrest of a Kashmiri couple Jahanzaib Sami Wani and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar in Delhi.
The couple was found to be having affiliations with ISKP, which is a banned terrorist organisation and is a part of ISIS and were found to be involved in subversive and anti-national activities. They were also found to be in touch with Abdullah Basith, who was already lodged in Tihar jail in another NIA case.
During further investigation, NIA arrested two more accused Sadiya Anwar Sheikh and Nabeel Siddick Khatri, both residents of Pune, for being part of the conspiracy to further the activities of ISIS/ISKP in India and to carry out subversive activities in the garb of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.
During interrogation, arrested accused Abdur Rahman confessed that he was conspiring with accused Jahanzaib Sami and other Syria-based ISIS operatives on secure messaging platforms to further ISIS activities. He was in the process of developing a medical application for helping the injured ISIS cadres in the conflict-zones and a weaponry-related application for the benefit of ISIS fighters.