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ISIS Terrorist sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment in Delhi ISIS Conspiracy Case


NIA Special Court in Patiala House, New Delhi, today sentenced Imran Khan Pathan to seven years rigorous imprisonment and fine in ISIS Conspiracy Delhi Case.

This case was registered by NIA on 9th December 2015 under section 125 of IPC and sections 18, 18B, 38 & 39 of UA(P) Act, 1967 and pertains to larger criminal conspiracy hatched by the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS to establish its base in India by radicalizing and recruiting Muslim youth through different social media platforms. As a result, radicalised youths expressed their solidarity, allegiance and support to ISIS and left India to join ISIS.

After completion of the investigation, NIA had filed charge-sheet and supplementary charge-sheets against 17 accused including Imran Khan Pathan@ Imran. Earlier, 16 accused persons were convicted and sentenced upto 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the NIA Special Court vide its orders on 16th October 2020 and 16th December 2020 for the conspiracy hatched by ISIS handlers based in Syria and subsequently formation of group namely "Junood-ul-Khilafa-fil-Hind" owing to its allegiance to ISIS, a proscribed terrorist organisation.

Accused Imran Khan Pathan was in direct touch with ISIS handler namely Yusuf-Al-Hindi. He had received funds to the tune of Rs 50,000 from one of the associates of Shafi Armar namely Mudabbir Mushtaq Sheikh (already convicted) for making an IED and to further the activities of ISIS in India. With this judgement, all 17 charge-sheeted accused involved in this case stand convicted by the NIA Special Court, Delhi.


NIA to investigate killing of Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu


NIA has taken up the investigation of the killing of Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu.

Shaurya Chakra awardee Comrade Balwinder Singh was shot dead by two unidentified men in the early hours of 16th October 2020 at the residence-cum-school run by him in Bhikiwind, district Tarn Taran, Punjab. The assailants after committing the murder had immediately escaped on a motorcycle.

A case was registered under Sections 302, 34, IPC and 25, 27 Arms Act regarding the crime on the statement of Jagdish Kaur, wife of the deceased.

During the peak of terrorism in Punjab, Comrade Balwinder Singh and his family had fearlessly fought terrorists. The Government of India awarded him with "Shaurya Chakra" in 1993 for his exemplary bravery. Besides Comrade Balwinder Singh and his wife Jadish Kaur, his elder brother Ranjit Singh and his wife Balraj Kaur had also received the Shaurya Chakra. 

During the initial investigation by Punjab Police, it was revealed that the killing was executed under a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan based Khalistani Terrorist Lakvir Singh Rode and his handlers in the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI. The killing of Comrade Balwinder Singh was executed through Gangster turned terrorist Sukhmeet Pal Singh alias Sukh Bhikariwal, resident of Bhikariwal Kalanaur, District Gurdaspur. 

Considering the gravity of the offence and its inter-state and international ramifications, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government directed NIA to take up the investigation of the case. In compliance with these directions, NIA has re-registered the case and taken up the investigation.

#BalwinderSinghSandhu #NIA

NIA arrests prime accused in Wilson Murder case

NIA has arrested one of the prime accused in the Special Sub Inspector killing case in Tamil Nadu.

The accused Shihabudheen @ Sirajudheen @ Khalid (A-7), was absconding abroad, since January 2020. During investigation it was revealed that Shihabudheen had arranged the illegal firearm and prohibited ammunition used by Shameem and Thowfeek, to commit the terrorist act. 


The case pertains to the killing of Wilson, Special Sub-Inspector of Tamil Nadu Police on 8th January 2020 by Jehadi terrorists namely Abdul Shameem and Thowfeek. The incident happened while the officer was performing duty at the check-post along Kaliyakkavilai Market Road in Kanyakumari district.


During NIA investigation, the roles of accused Khaja Mohideen, Mahboob Pasha, Ejas Pasha, Jaffer Ali and Shihabudeen @ Sirajudeen @ Khalid in the conspiracy to carry out the terrorist act besides the assistance provided to the assailants in procuring illegal firearm and prohibited ammunition, for waging violent jihad was revealed. 


1st February 2020 - The case was re-registered by the NIA. Abdul Shameem and Thowfeek were later arrested.

10th July 2020 - Charge-sheet was filed against Abdul Shameem, Thowfeek, Khaja Mohideen, Mahboob Pasha, Ejas Pasha and Jaffar Ali under sections 120B, 302, 353 and 506, 34 of the IPC, sections 16, 18, 18B, 20, 23, 38 and 39 of the UA (P) Act besides sections 25(1B)(a) and 27 of the Arms Act.

Further investigation in the case is continuing.

#WilsonMurderCase #NIA

NIA Arrest Absconding Khalistani Gurjeet Singh Nijjar in Pune Khalistan Case


NIA on 22nd December 2020 arrested absconding Khalistani terrorist Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, who was hiding in Cyprus (Europe), at New Delhi Airport.

The background of the case is that NIA had registered a case No. RC-01/2019/NIA/MUM dated 10.01.2019 against accused Harpal Singh under Section 3 & 25 of the Arms Act, 1959 read with sections 37 & 135 of the Maharashtra Police Act, 1951 and section 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The investigation has revealed that the absconding accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar was the main conspirator of this case. Accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, Harpal Singh and Moin Khan were active on Social Media platforms and hatched a criminal conspiracy to revive Sikh militancy for the ultimate aim of formation of a separate state of Khalistan.

The investigation further revealed that as part of the conspiracy of separate 'Khalistan State' accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, accused Harpal Singh and accused Moin Khan used to post videos and images containing praises of militant Jagtar Singh Hawara (a convicted accused in the assassination of Beant Singh, Former Chief Minister of Punjab), images and videos of Operation Blue Star of 1984 and pro-Khalistani posts related to proscribed organisation Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) with sole intention to motivate like-minded Sikh youths and others to join the Khalistan "movement".

The investigation has also revealed that Moin Khan was in Tihar Jail during 2013 to 2016 and during this period Moin Khan developed contact with Jagtar Singh Hawara, and shown his willingness to work for him and shared his contact number with him. Subsequently, as planned, accused Moin Khan sent a friend request to Facebook ID "Khalistani Jindabad Khalistan" from his Facebook account. By joining this Facebook account, Moin Khan came in contact with Harpal Singh and Gurjeet Singh Nijjar.

Accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar motivated Moin Khan by discussing about atrocities committed against the Muslims and Sikhs in India and convinced him to work for separate 'Khalistan State'. In furtherance of the conspiracy, accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar directed Moin Khan to purchase a pistol and ammunition in 2018 and to carry out their nefarious designs.

On 23rd May 2019, the NIA had filed the Charge Sheet in the NIA Special Court against the wanted accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar, accused Harpal Singh, Moin Khan and Sundar Lal Parashar.

During the investigation, it was revealed that wanted accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar R/o. Village – Pandori Sukha Singh, Tehsil – Ajnala, District- Amritsar left India on 19th October 2017 for Cyprus. Accordingly, a Look-Out Circular (LOC) was issued against him. On 22nd December 2020, Wanted Accused Gurjeet Singh Nijjar was detained
at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and he was arrested by NIA at New Delhi. His transit custody shall be obtained and he shall be taken to Mumbai for further investigation.

#PuneKhalistanCase #NIA

NIA makes progress in Bengaluru Riots Case


NIA has arrested seventeen SDPI/PFI leaders/activists for their involvement in the violent attack and large scale rioting at KG Halli Police Station, Bengaluru on 11th of August 2020 after a Facebook post by Naveen, nephew of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy of Pulakeshi Nagar, Bengaluru.

The case was originally registered as FIR no.229/ 2020, PS KG Halli, dtd.12.8.2020 and was reregistered as RC-35/ 2020/ NIA/ DLI dtd.21.9.2020 by NIA.

According to a release by NIA, the investigation so far has revealed that the SDPI leaders, namely, Md. Sharieff, President, Bengaluru District, SDPI, Imran Ahmed, President, KG Halli Ward, along with other senior leaders like Rubah Waqas, Shabbar Khan and Shaik Ajmal had conducted meetings at Thanissandra and KG Halli wards in Bengaluru in the evening of 11th of August 2020 wherein they conspired, mobilised and led the crowd gathered at KG Halli Police station to attack the police personnel, causing huge damage to the public and police station vehicles. Similarly, accused Abbas, SDPI President of Nagwara ward had also mobilised large crowd at the KG Halli police station through his associates Azil Pasha, Irfan Khan and Akbar Khan.

The investigation also revealed the use of social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp to spread terror among people and mobilisation of people from far away places to gather at KG Halli Police Station. Accused Saddam, Sayed Sohel, Kaleemulla@ Shahrukh Khan were active social media users who participated in riots as well as instigated others to gather at the Police Station, the release said.

In the case, so far, 187 accused persons have been arrested. Further investigation is continuing, the release added.

#BengaluruViolence #NIA

NIA files chargesheet against 10 Khalistani Terrorists in Sikhs for Justice Case


NIA today filed chargesheet against 10 accused persons including designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun before the NIA Special Court, Mohali, Punjab in the Sikhs for Justice Case. 

Sections 120B and 124A of IPC and 13, 16, 17, 18 and 20 of UA(P) Act, 1967 were imposed. 

The case relates to series of acts of violence including acts of arson in Punjab during the year 2017-18, carrying out of propaganda activities both online and on ground campaigns in support of SFJ and Referendum- 2020. These acts were committed by a gang of radicalised Sikh youth under direction and financial assistance from SFJ handlers located abroad as part of an organized conspiracy by the accused for launching a concerted secessionist campaign for creation of ‘Khalistan’. 

The chargesheeted accused are:

1) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun r/o New York USA, 
2) Pargat Singh
3) Sukhraj Singh @ Raju, 
4) Bikramjit Singh @ Vicky, 
5) Manjeet Singh @ Manjit Singh @ Manga,
6) Jatinder Singh @ Goldi, 
7) Gurwinder Singh @ Gurpreet Singh @ Gopi, 
8)Harpreet Singh @ Happy, 
9) Kuldeep Singh @ Kuldip Singh @ Keepa and
10) Harmeet Singh @ Raju (Sl. No. 02-09, all r/o Punjab; Sl. No. 10 r/o Delhi). 

This case was initially registered by Punjab police at Sultanwind Police Station, Amritsar (City) vide FIR No. 152 dated 19th October 2018. 

The case was subsequently re-registered by NIA as RC-19/2020/NIA/DLI dated 5th March 2020. 

Investigation in the case has revealed that SFJ, a secessionist outfit, has launched an incessant campaign using numerous social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube Channels and a number of websites to propagate sedition and disturb peace and harmony in India. These social media accounts are being used to radicalise impressionable youth and breed enmity on the grounds of region and religion. 

Investigation has also clearly established that Gurpatwant Singh Pannun (leader of SFJ), radicalised and recruited the other 
accused persons into SFJ an organization declared as 'Unlawful Association' under UA(P) Act. 

The accused persons had received funding from their handlers located abroad through various MTSS platforms to further the 

Further investigation in the case continues.


NIA Special Court, Bengaluru Sentences Three FICN Racketeers in Bengaluru

Crime -  Fake Indian Currency Notes having face value of Rs.6,84,000/- in the denomination of Rs.2000/- were seized

Place and Time -  Bengaluru City in March 2018.  

Accused - Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M. G. Raju, Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha

  1. Case Register Details - FIR No. 431/2018 in Madanayakanahally PS, Bengaluru, Karnataka u/s 489B, 489C, 120B, 34 of IPC on 7th August 2018.

NIA Re-register Case Details - RC-26/2018/NIA/DLI on 06.09.2018

Demographic Details - Vijay from Karnataka and, Sabiruddin, Abdul Kadir and Jahiruddin all from Malda, West Bengal was revealed. Vijay, Sabiruddin and Abdul Kadir were arrested while accused Jahiruddin is still absconding.

Investigation Details - After completing the investigation, NIA filed charge-sheet against four arrested accused viz. Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M. G. Raju, Gangadhar Ramappa Kolkar and Vanitha on 03.11.2018 and subsequently supplementary charge-sheets were filed against Abdul Kadir on 8.3.2019, Sabiruddin on 5.9.2019 and Vijay on 30.6.2020.  

Judgement - On 1st December 2020, the Hon’ble NIA Special Court Bengaluru framed charges against all the seven charge-sheeted accused of the offences u/s 489B, 489C and 120B of IPC. Three accused persons viz. Mohammed Sajjad Ali, M. G. Raju and Abdul Kadir pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 6 years Simple Imprisonment along with fine of Rs.10,000/-, 5 years Simple Imprisonment along with fine of Rs.5000/- and 2 years Simple Imprisonment along with fine of Rs.5000/- respectively

The trial against the remaining four charge-sheeted accused is continuing.

The further investigation against the absconding accused Jahiruddin is also continued.


NIA delves deeper into Bengaluru Riots Case


The National Investigation Agency (NIA) today carried out searches at 43 locations in Bengaluru city including four offices of Social Democratic Party of India, the political wing of Popular Front of India (PFI), relating to rioting and violent attacks on D J Halli and K G Halli Police Stations in Bengaluru on August 11th.

The search was related to incidents of large scale rioting armed with lethal weapons causing injuries to police personnel, destruction of public and private property including DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations buildings and public and private vehicles. The riot led to fear and panic in the nearby areas and was intended to cause terror in society.

So far, 124 and 169 accused have been arrested in DJ Halli PS case and KG Halli PS case respectively.

During the searches, incriminating materials relating to SDPI / PFI as well as certain instruments for attacks like sword, knife and iron rods were seized.

Among those arrested include former Mayor and Congress leader Sampath Raj who was nabbed on Monday after he went into hiding.

Further investigation is going on in both cases.

#Bengaluru #BengaluruViolence #NIA

NIA Arrests LeT Accused from Karnataka

The National Investigation Agency has arrested a LeT accused from Karnataka in connection with West Bengal LeT Recruitment Case.

NIA informed in a release today that it arrested the accused Sayyad M Idris, son of Ibrahim Sab, aged 28 years, resident of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, yesterday.

The case arose out of West Bengal, Baduria and pertains to Pakistan-based handlers belonging to proscribed terrorist outfit Laskar-e-Taiba using various social media platforms to radicalize and recruit vulnerable youth for sleeper cells, to propagate their ideology and for abetting & advocating unlawful activities.

The arrested accused, Sayyad M Idris, was part of various social media groups run by Pakistani-based LeT handlers in their effort to recruit individuals for sleeper cells of LeT and for furthering terrorist activities. The accused is being produced before the Ld. Court, Uttara Kannada and transit remand is being taken to produce him before NIA Court, Kolkata.

In this case, chargesheet has already been filed against accused Tania Parvin, resident of Kolkata, on 10th September 2020.

Further investigation in the case is continued, the NIA release added.

#Terrorism #NIA

NIA makes arrest in Al-Qaeda case in West Bengal

NIA has arrested accused Abdul Momin Mondal, aged 32, a resident of Nazrana village in Murshidabad district of West Bengal in connection with the Al-Qaeda case of West Bengal and Kerala. 

The arrest was made yesterday, an NIA release issued today stated.

The case was registered on 11th September 2020 and pertains to anti-national activities by a group of Jihadi terrorists consisting of more than 10 members inspired by terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, who were planning to carry out anti-national and terrorist activities at different locations in India including but not limited to West Bengal, Delhi and Kerala, the release said.

Investigation revealed that accused Abdul Momin Mondal was working as a teacher in Raipur Darur Huda Islamia Madrassa in Murshidabad and was found to be involved in a series of conspiratorial meetings convened by the members of the Al-Qaeda module. He was also trying to recruit new members for the group and was raising funds for furthering its terrorist activities. The residential premises of the accused person were searched and digital devices were seized, the release stated. 

So far, 11 accused have been arrested in the case. Accused Abdul Momin Mondal was produced before the District Court, Murshidabad, West Bengal today and transit remand for transporting him to New Delhi has been granted. 

Further investigation in the case is continued, the release added.

#Al-Qaeda #WestBengal #Terrorism #NIA