NIA seeks government permission to register ‘open case’ against ISIS, al Qaeda
NEW DELHI: With reports of some youths from India
joining ISIS, National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought permission of the
government to register a case against the terror group as well as the banned al
Apprising the Union Home Ministry about these reports,
the NIA suggested that an “open case” under various provisions of Unlawful
Activities Prevention Act and the United Nations Convention on terrorism could
be filed against ISIS for brainwashing the youths for terror activities.
This would also come handy for the government to
declare ISIS as a banned organisation, sources said.
ISIS, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been running a
reign of terror in Iraq and Syria against the so-called oppression of the West.
American intelligence CIA has put the number of ISIS cadre at 50,000 together
fighting in Iraq and Syria.
According to reports, as many as four Indians had
joined ISIS. In the same communication, the NIA also expressed its opinion that
it wanted to register an FIR against al Qaeda and drew the attention on the
purported video from the global terror organisation.
NIA said al Qaeda, in its recent India specific video,
had asked Indian Muslims to fight against alleged oppression in the country and
hence it is a fit case to file the FIR under the UAPA.