NIA court gives life sentence to Kerala man for joining Islamic State, imposes fine of Rs 2.10 lakh

The court charged Subahani Haja Moideen, who hails from Idukki, for criminal conspiracy and under Sections 20, 38, and 39 of UAPA

Press Trust of India September 28, 2020 17:18:57 IST
NIA court gives life sentence to Kerala man for joining Islamic State, imposes fine of Rs 2.10 lakh

Kochi: An NIA court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to a man who was convicted for intentionally and knowingly joining Islamic State and later proceeding to Iraq to further the activities of the dreaded terror group.

The Special NIA court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,10,000 on Subahani Haja Moideen, who hails from Idukki district, who was arrested by the NIA in 2016 following a crackdown in Tamil Nadu with the help of central security agencies and other state police.

The court on Friday had found him guilty under IPC Sections 120(B) (Criminal Conspiracy), Section 125 (waging war against Asiatic power in alliance with the Government of India) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Section 20 (Punishment for being member of terrorist gang or organisation).

The court had also convicted him under UAPA Section 38 (Offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation) and 39 (Offence relating to support given to a terrorist organisation).

However, Moideen was found not guilty for an offence under IPC section 122 (Collecting arms, etc, with intention of waging war against the Government of India).

According to the chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency, Moideen intentionally and knowingly became an Islamic State member in April 2015.

To further the activities of the terror group, he proceeded to Iraq during April-September 2015, joined the terrorist organisation and waged war against the Government of Iraq, an Asiatic Power in alliance with the Government of India, the NIA had said in its chargesheet.

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