NEW DELHI ;
THE National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said that a Delhi court has sentenced 15 persons to rigorous imprisonment of five to 10 years, who were earlier convicted in the IS conspiracy case. The case pertains to the recruitment of Indian Muslim youth by Syria based IS media chief Yusuf-Al-Hindi to work for the terror organisation and commit acts of terrorism in India at its behest.
An NIA spokesperson on Saturday said, “A Delhi court on Friday pronounced sentence to 15 accused persons in IS conspiracy case.” The NIA registered a case on December 9, 2015 under several sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IPC pertaining to criminal conspiracy hatched by the IS to establish its base in India by recruiting Muslim youth through different social media platforms. During investigation, searches were conducted in various cities across the country, the official said.