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NIA orders framing of charges against ISIL ‘recruit’ Areeb Ejaz Majeed

New Delhi [India]: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court on Thursday filed a chargesheet against two accused persons for indoctrination of Keralite youth to join ISIS.

The next hearing in the matter is scheduled to take place on February 17.

The NIA special court ordered framing of charges against arrested accused Areeb Ejaz Majeed for having conspired to carry out terrorist acts.

The case was registered on the basis of credible source information that four youth from Kalyan, Maharashtra, had gone to Iraq with a group on May 25, 2014, under the guise of performing Ziyarat (religious) tour.

Subsequently, they left the group without intimating the tour guide and the other pilgrims and went to Syria to join the ISIL, a banned terrorist organisation.

The family members of these youth had filed missing complaints as they had left without intimating anyone.

Out of the four youth, Majeed returned to India on the November 28, 2014, but was apprehended by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), was later arrested by the NIA on November 29, 2014 after registration of the case.

Investigation by the NIA has established that Majeed and his three associates had joined the proscribed terrorist organisation, ISIL and had undergone training in guerrilla warfare.

After joining the ISIL, Majeed had participated in various terrorist acts, in Iraq and Syria and was injured on two occasions while performing Fidayeen attacks. (ANI)