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Crime
NIA seeks government permission to register ‘open case’ against ISIS, al Qaeda
23-09-2014

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 Qaeda.

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.