NIA court sentences ISIS terrorist to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment

NIA court sentences ISIS terrorist to 7 years of rigorous imprisonment

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New Delhi: A special NIA court here on Friday sentenced an ISIS terrorist to seven years of rigorous imprisonment for conspiring to establish the proscribed organisation's base in India by radicalising and recruiting youths through social media platforms.

Imran Khan Pathan was convicted by the NIA Special Court, Patiala House.

He has been awarded the sentence in a case registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in December 2015 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Indian Penal Code.

The case pertains to a "larger criminal conspiracy hatched by the ISIS to establish its base in India by radicalising and recruiting Muslim youths through different social media platforms", an NIA official said.

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