6 convicted for 2016 IS terror plot
   Date :26-Nov-2019

 
KOCHI :
 
AN NIA court here on Monday found six people, arrested in connection with a 2016 Islamic State (IS) terror plot case, guilty of conspiring to carry out strikes across Kerala and neighbouring States. Those convicted are Manseed Mehmood, Swalih Mohammed, Rashid Ali, Ramshad N K, Safvan and Moinuddin. Special judge P Krishnakumar, however, acquitted Jasim N K.
 
The court said they had not joined the IS but made it clear that they were qualified to be called as members of a terror gang. The quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Wednesday, it said. They have been found guilty under various sections of the Act UAPA including offences relating to membership of a terrorist organisation and support given to a terrorist organisation.
 
The prosecution argued that they should be awarded life imprisonment as they did not show any remorse or repentance for their act. The prosecution said it will also send across a message to society that such acts would be dealt with seriously.
 
IS module busted; Delhi Police arrest 3 persons from Assam with IEDs
 
NEW DELHI :
 
THE Delhi Police on Monday said a terror strike was averted in the national capital after it apprehended three persons from Assam with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Pramod Singh Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) said the accused -- Mukadir Islam, Ranjeet Ali and Jameel Luit -- all in their early twenties were arrested after a joint operation with the Assam Police. They were taken into custody on Sunday.
 
The three were inspired by the IS module and were planning a terror strike on Monday at a local carnival in Goalpara district of Assam, Kushwah said. They were also planning to conduct terror strikes in heavy footfall areas of Delhi, the officer added. They were classmates and had also radicalised some people in Delhi, the DCP said, adding that one kilogram of explosive material, a sword and a knife were recovered from their possession.