Kolkata Special Court convicts ISIS Terrorist in GRP Howrah Case

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, Kolkata on June 3, 2022 convicted and sentenced one ISIS terrorist, Md. Mosiuddin @ Abu Musa @ Moshi @ Musa @ Abu Musa Al Bengali, in the GRP Howrah Case of West Bengal.

The instant case is related to the apprehension of Mosiuddin for furthering the illegal activities of the network of ISIS (Islamic States of Iraq and Syria) operatives in India and Bangladesh.

Upon discovery of Mosiuddin, one improvised firearm, ammunition, and a deadly knife were recovered and seized by Police from the Lilua end of Platform No. 1, Howrah on July 5, 2016.

Mosiuddin has been sentenced to Rigorous Imprisonment for life under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121A, 122 (collecting arms, etc., with intention of waging war against GOI) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) & Section 18 (punishment for conspiracy), 20 (punishment for being a member of terrorist gang or organization) of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, for 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment under Section 123 (concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage war) of IPC and 38 (membership of a terrorist organization) of UA(P)A and 3 years Rigorous Imprisonment under Section 25 (1) (B) (a) of Arms Act with a fine of Rs. 75,000.

As per the NIA press release, the case was initially registered as FIR No. 134/2016 on July 5, 2016, at Howrah GRPS and was re-registered by NIA on July 22, 2016. On completion of the investigation, a charge sheet was filed on December 23, 2016.