Delhi NIA Court convicts one terrorist in Espionage case

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The case pertains to a plot devised by foreign intelligence agencies to obtain information from Indian defence personnel stationed in sensitive border areas.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, Delhi recently convicted one terrorist in a case pertaining to the conspiracy hatched by foreign intelligence agencies to obtain information from defence personnel posted in sensitive border areas of India.

A special Judge of Patiala House Courts convicted Mohd. Parvez under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), and 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 18 (Punishment for conspiracy) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

During NIA's investigation, it was discovered that the convicted accused, Mohammed Parvez, was working for handlers of Pakistani intelligence services. When Parvez went to Pakistan to visit his sisters, he was approached by one Hamza Bhai @ Billal.

“Parvez was motivated to collect information relating to Vital Installations and also take their photographs. He got SIM cards issued in the name of other people and shared their WhatsApp activation codes with his Pakistani handlers for virtual activation of the WhatsApp accounts. He was paid by his Pakistani handlers during his trips to Pakistan and also through hawala channels in Delhi for carrying out such tasks”, the NIA press release read.

Statue: The Indian Penal Code; The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act