ISIS Recruitment case: 7 Years jail to Bihar Lady
Kochi: An NIA Special Court at Kochi on Saturday, 24th March 2018, sentenced Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid, a native of Bihar to seven years in the Kerala IS recruitment case.
Pronouncing the order, the court also imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on her. The case pertains to the illegal migration of 15 persons from Kasargod to Afghanistan in 2016 for joining the outlawed Islamic State (ISIS).
She was arrested from the New Delhi International Airport on July 30, 2016 just before leaving for Kabul along with her child.
The National Investigation Agency, which filed a chargesheet in the case in January last year, had arraigned the woman as the second accused. The first accused in the case, Abdul Rashid Abdulla is believed to be in Nagarhar province of Afghanistan currently.
The NIA probe established that Abdulla had motivated a number of youths from Kasaragod to leave India along with their families to join the Islamic State. He organised orientation classes at Kasaragod and other places in support of the terrorist organisation.
According to NIA, Abdulla had raised funds and transferred the same to Yasmeen, who utilised it for supporting the terrorist organisation.
The case, initially probed by the Kerala police, was re-registered at the NIA police station, Kochi, on August 24, 2016
During the trial, which concluded on March 20, the court had examined as many as 52 prosecution witnesses, one defence witness, in addition to nearly 50 material objects.