The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against 12 arrested accused persons involved in the case related to activation of SIM cards which were used by Islamic State terrorists in India.
The accused have been identified as:
- Pachaiyappan, aged 37, R/o Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu
- A. Rajesh, aged 34, R/o Chennai
- Anbarasan T, aged 27, R/o Salem
- Abdul Rahiman, aged 44, R/o Salem
- Liyakath Ali, aged 29, R/o Salem
- Mohammed Haneef Khan, aged 29, R/o Bengaluru
- Imran Khan, aged 32, R/o Bengaluru
- Mohammed Zaid, aged 24, R/o Bengaluru
- Ejaz Pasha, aged 46, S/o Abdul Sathar, R/o Bengaluru
- Hussain Shariff, aged 33, R/o Bengaluru
- Khaja Mohideen, aged 52, R/o Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu
- Mahboob Pasha, aged 48, R/o Bengaluru.
“Investigation of the case revealed that after the release of the key conspirator and ISIS terrorist named Khaja Mohideen on bail in a case relating to the murder of a Hindu leader from Central Prison, Puzhal in February 2019, he had conspired with one Liyakath Ali with the intention of furthering the activities of ISIS/ Daish in India. They procured large number of SIM cards fraudulently activated by accused Pachaiyappan and accused Rajesh at Chennai besides by accused Anbarasan and accused Abdul Rahman at Salem between September and December, 2019. Khaja Mohideen had radicalized his associates Mohammed Haneef Khan, Imran Khan, Mohammed Zaid, Ejaz Pasha, Hussain Shariff and Mahboob Pasha of Bengaluru, on the violent extremist ideology of ISIS/ Daish and conspired with them to further the activities of ISIS/ Daish in India. In furtherance of the conspiracy, Khaja Mohideen and Mahboob Pasha also procured through the co-conspirators, country-made fire arms and prohibited ammunition besides jungle camping equipment, pursuant to their intention to establish a wilayah (province) of ISIS/ Daish near forests in South India with a view to wage violent jihad on behalf of the global terrorist organization,” the NIA said in an official statement.