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The case pertains to arrest of ten active cadres of the proscribed terrorist organization Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including six illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed supplementary chargesheet before NIA Special Court, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh in the case involving arrest of ten active cadres of the proscribed terrorist organization Jamaat-Ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including six illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
The three accused persons are:
All the three accused have been chargesheeted under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 465 (forgery), 471 (Using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of IPC and Sections 13 (Punishment for unlawful activities), 18 (Conspiracy), 20(Punishment for being a member of terrorist gang or organization), 38 (Offence relating to membership of a terrorist organization), and 39 (Offence relating to support given to a terrorist organization) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The NIA investigations revealed that all three accused persons are JMB cadres, who illegally entered India with the intention to further JMB's violent terror activities. They entered a criminal conspiracy with other associates to influence, radicalize, and motivate Indian Muslims to prepare for violent jihad against the Indian state.
As per the NIA press release, the case was initially registered on March 14, 2022, at Special Task Force, Police Station, Bhopal, and later re-registered by NIA on April 5, 2022. NIA has earlier filed a chargesheet against 6 accused on September 7, 2022, and January 13, 2023.
It is to be noted that on January 13, the the federal agency’s press release stated, “In pursuance of the said criminal conspiracy, accused Ali Asgar translated Jihadi literature from Urdu/ Arabic to Hindi and uploaded it on social media groups for its circulation amongst impressionable Muslims”.
“Furthermore the investigations have revealed that the accused was involved in sowing discontent against India through false and distorted preachings that democracy was anti-Islamic and that Muslims were being persecuted in India because of democracy”, the NIA press release read.
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