On 7th October 2020, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested two accused- Ahamed Abdul Cader and Irfan Nasir, in connection with Bengaluru-based ISIS module Case.
According to NIA, Ahmed Abdul Cader is a Business Analyst in a Bank in Chennai and Irfan Nasir is a rice merchant in Bengaluru.
“The case was registered suo-moto by NIA on 19.09.2020 after certain incriminating facts emerged about a Bengaluru-based ISIS module during the investigation of Islamic State Khorasan Province case. One Dr. Abdur Rahman @ Dr Brave r/o Bengaluru was arrested in the said case. During his examination, names of his associates surfaced who had travelled to Syria in 2013-2014 to join ISIS. Further investigation resulted in busting of a module wherein it was revealed that accused Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and their associates were members of Hizb-ut-Tehrir, and they had formed a group called ‘Quran Circle’ which radicalized gullible Muslim youth in Bengaluru and funded their visit to conflict zone in Syria to aid and assist the ISIS terrorists,” NIA said in its official release.
According to NIA, accused Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and their associates played a very significant role in radicalization of the members of the Group and arranged funds through donations and own sources for visit of accused Abdur Rahman and other Muslim youth of Bengaluru to Syria to join ISIS.
Both the accused were produced before Special NIA Court, Bengaluru and 10 days’ NIA Custody has been granted for interrogation. Further investigation in the case is continued to unearth the larger conspiracy.