NIA files Charge-sheet against a Bengaluru based Optholmologist in Islamic State-Khorasan Province Case :

Pramesh S Jain

National Investigation Agency,NIA on Tuesday filed Charge-sheet against a 28 year old Medical Doctor arrested in connection with Islamic State- Khorasan Province case.

The charged filed by officials in Special NIA Court,New Delhi under Unlawful Activities (Prevention)Act.

The accused Abdur Rahman@Dr Brave has been charged for furthering ideology and activities of proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS/ISKP in connivance with co-accused,Jahanzaib Sami and others for committing subversive and anti- national activities in India.

Earlier,NIA officials filed charge-sheet against five accused persons namely Jahanzaib Sami and Ms.Hina Bashir Beigh,r/o Srinagar,Abdullah Basith r/o Hyderabad,Ms.Sadiya Anwar Shaikh and Nabeel Siddick Khatri,r/o Pune under sections 120B,124A,153A & 201 of IPC and sections 13,17,18,38,39 & 40 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

This case was taken up by Delhi Police Special Cell in March last year pertaining to arrest of Jahanzaib Sami Wani and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh from Okhla Vihar,Jamia Nagar in Delhi .

The couple affiliated to the banned terrorist organization ISKP,a part of ISIS,and were planning subversive/anti-national activities in India.NIA had re-registered the case on 20.03.2020 and took up the investigation.

During further investigation Abdur Rahman @ Dr. Brave was arrested on 17.08.2020 from Basavanagudi in Bangalore by NIA.

During the investigation it was revealed that Rahman while studying MBBS at Bangalore Medical College,got radicalised,listening to the online lectures of hard line Islamic preachers including ‘Anwar Awlaki’.

Subsequently,he came into contact with other radicalised youth and travelled to Syria in December,2013 and participated in various terrorist activities of ISIS.

After his return to India he continued to remain associated with the ideology of ISIS.Utilizing his knowledge of Ophthalmic Lasers and Medical Science,he made efforts to develop applications for medical and military requirements of ISIS.

To this end,he was in regular communication with ISIS terrorists located abroad as well as in India including Jahanzaib Sami on Threema,a secure messaging platform.

Consequently,he had achieved significant progress towards developing a medical application for treatment of ISIS terrorists and also developed Laser guided Anti-Tank Missile application for controlling the trajectory of the missiles for enhancing their effectiveness for furthering the cause of ISIS.Further investigation in the case continues in this case says official release of NIA.