An additional indictment filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in ‘Voice of Hind Case’ details how a conspiracy was hatched by the banned terrorist organization ISIS to radicalize and recruit impressionable Muslim youth in India to wage a violent jihad against India.
In order to carry out its nefarious plans, the NIA said in its indictment that an “organized campaign was launched over cyberspace, complemented by terrorist financing activities”.
NIA filed the additional charges against two ISIS terrorists Afshan Parvaiz Jarabi and Tawheed Latief Sofi, both residents of Srinagar, before a special court in the national capital under different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the illegal activities (prevention), 1967 .
Of the two accused charged Friday, the NIA said Parvaiz is a key ISIS operative and a close associate of the accused Umar Nisar.
He was also associated with AF-Pak (Afghanistan-Pakistan) based ISIS agents and was actively involved in recruitment for ISIS. After Umar Nisar’s arrest, he was appointed as the head of ISIS activities in India and dealt with both the media as the ground. activities of ISIS. He actively distributed ISIS propaganda material through various online platforms,” the NIA said.
The other accused Tawheed Latief Sofi was also a close associate of previously charged defendants Umar Nisar and Jufri Jawhar Damudi.
The NIA said Sofi was involved in editing content and creating posters for the ISIS propaganda magazine “Voice of Hind” and also took recess at Hindu temples, government buildings, including police stations to carry out subversive actions.
The case was registered by the NIA on June 29 last year against cyber entity Qasim Khurasani and his associates.
In this case, an earlier indictment was filed on January 6 of this year against four ISIS terrorists.