Delhi: NIA arrests Jamia engineering student for collecting funds for ISIS

From the Hindustan Times

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a second-year electrical engineering student of Jamia Millia Islamia University for being an active member of the Islamic State and collecting funds for the terror outfit from sympathisers in India and abroad, the agency said on Sunday.

The accused, identified as Mohsin Ahmad, 22, was sending the collected funds to Syria and other places through crypto-currency,

A NIA spokesperson said in a statement – “NIA conducted searches in the residential premises of accused Mohsin Ahmad and subsequently arrested him in the case pertaining to online and on-ground activities of ISIS. Ahmad is a radicalised and active member of ISIS. He has been arrested for his involvement in collection of funds for ISIS from sympathizers in India as well as abroad. He was sending these funds to Syria and other places in the form of cryptocurrency in order to further the activities of ISIS,”

The federal anti-terror agency has so far arrested around 175 people in 38 cases of terror attacks, conspiracy and funding which have been inspired by the Islamic State (IS) ideology in the country. Chargesheets have been filed in 31 cases related to the Islamic State. It has also prepared a detailed dossier on ISIS modules busted so far with detailed analysis on handlers, funding, modus operandi, countries visited, ideologues etc.

According to Asia News International he was produced in court (left) this morning.



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