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Three alleged ISIS sympathisers, who were deported from UAE for purportedly being on a “mission to carry out terror attacks in India and some other countries”, were remanded to 10 days NIA custody by a court in New Delhi on Saturday.
Adnan Hussain, who hails from Karnataka, Mohammad Farhan from Maharashtra and Sheikh Azhar Al Islam from Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, who were arrested on Friday by the NIA after being deported from the UAE, were produced before the court in muffled faces amid tight security.
The trio were detained by the NIA on arrival from the UAE at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Friday night.
Media reports said , during in-camera proceedings, the NIA sought custodial interrogation of the three accused saying they were required to be interrogated to unearth the entire conspiracy to carry out terror strikes.
The sources said District Judge Amar Nath allowed the NIA’s plea and remanded them to its custody till February 9.
The three suspects, along with other unknown associates, were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to identify, motivate, radicalise, recruit and train Indian citizens, located in India and abroad, for planning and executing terror attacks in India and other countries, the sources claimed.
But family of Azhar-ul-Islam have been maintaining that their son was innocent and had travelled to the Gulf nation ‘to earn money as the family was under huge debt’.
“Azhar-ul-Islam, who was handed over with two others to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), belongs to Preng village of Ganderbal district, and his father is Abdul Satar Sheikh,” police have been quoted as having said.
His father said that his son was a graduate and was pursuing a Bachelors of Education. “I am a poor man and have debt on me. He went abroad to relieve us of the debt. We are poor people,” he said.