Three IS sympathizers sent 10 days' NIA custody

New Delhi: Three alleged ISIS sympathizers, who were recently deported from UAE for conspiring to carry out terror attacks in India and abroad, were sent to a 10 days’ NIA custody by a Delhi court.

"During questioning, accused had disclosed that they were active supporters of ISIS and remained in close contact with several active members of ISIS using the internet, telephone and other means of communication in furtherance of its activities," the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in its remand application.

The agency further contended that sustained custodial interrogation of these three accused was required "to unravel the larger criminal conspiracy of ISIS activities in India and abroad.”

The sustained questioning of the alleged sympathizers resulted in the revelation of many facts, which are important to establish the inter-connection amongst the three accused and their association with the Islamic terror outfit ISIS.

The three accused, Sheikh Azhar Al Islam from Jammu & Kahmir, Mohammad Farhan Shaikh, who hails from Maharashtra and Adnan Hussain from Karnataka, were arrested by NIA on January 29 after being deported from the UAE.

(With agency inputs)

News24 Bureau