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Love Jihad case: Hadiya to be taken back to medical college, SC appoints Dean as her guardian

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Supreme Court on Monday heard the Kerala love jihad case, with Hadiya alias Akhila present before it. On the last date of hearing, the Supreme Court had asked Hadiya’s father to produce her before it.In front of the Supreme Court, answering question about her future plans, Hadiya said that she wants her freedom back. Hadiya also said she has been in unlawful custody for the last 11 months. Hadiya pledged to be a good doctor but also wanted to be true to her faith. After listening to Hadiya, SC ordered state government to provide protection to her so that she can complete her studies peacefully. However, SC overruled Hadiya’s wish for her husband to be guardian for medical college, and appointed the college dean to do the duty. She will be now taken to Kerala on Tuesday. Earlier, CJI said that he has never seen a case like this, and the bench said normally they would just listen to the woman and take a call, but this is not an ordinary case.
ALSO READ Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ case: Hadiya to appear before Supreme Court, present her side of storyThe 24-year-old, Hadiya, has been in the headlines after she converted to Islam, following her marriage to Shafin Jahan. Jahan moved the apex court in September seeking recall of SC’s earlier order directing National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the matter, which has famously been dubbed as Kerala ‘love jihad’ case. The case reached Supreme Court after Kerala High Court annulled their marriage. Hadiya’s parents have been alleging that her marriage was a case of love jihad, or forceful conversion through marriage.The Highest Court had also asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the alleged link of love Jihad angle to the case.

NIA summons Kashmir MLA for questioning

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After separatists, it is the turn of mainstream politicians to face the music of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the terror funding case in Jammu and Kashmir.The NIA has summoned independent MLA from Langate constituency Sheikh Abdul Rasheed for questioning in the terror funding case on October 3 at its headquarters in New Delhi.Rasheed, however, said the summons were politically motivated and asserted he would continue to call spade a spade whatsoever be the cost. Rasheed, who heads the Awami Ithaad Party, said the government should investigate hundreds of custodial death, forced labor in border areas and torture of innocent civilians.”My life is like an open book and the people who have voted me for the second time as their representative against all odds are the best judge,” he said.Rasheed quit his job as government engineer to contest elections in 2008 as an independent candidate.

Lt. Colonel Shrikant Purohit to be released soon

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A special NIA Court issued the release order for Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on Tuesday. Lt. Colonel Purohit is expected to leave the Taloja Jail in compliance with a Supreme Court order. Last week, Lt. Colonel Purohit, while appealing for his bail plea, had told the court that he was in jail for the last nine years and was entitled to be granted bail. Refuting his involvement in the incident, Lt. Colonel Purohit told the court that even assuming that the charge that he had supplied the bomb were true, even then he would have to be out of jail as the offence attracted a maximum of seven years imprisonment. His bail plea was earlier rejected by the Bombay High Court, following which he approached the apex court. The Supreme Court bench comprising Justice R K Agrawal and A M Sapre, while granting bail, said, ?We set aside order of Bombay High Court.? On September 29, 2008, a bomb kept on a motorcycle exploded near Hamidia Masjid in Malegaon, a communally sensitive textile town in Nasik district of north Maharashtra. The explosion claimed six lives and injured 101. The case was probed initially by the Maharashtra Police?s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and then, taken over by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2011. He has been granted bail with condition that he won’t leave the country without prior permission from the court and that his passport must be deposited to the court. Purohit has also been directed to appear in the court as and when he will be directed. In addition to it, he must make himself available for any investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The court has also ordered Purohit against threatening or enticing anyone acquainted with facts of the case. Meanwhile, senior lawyer, Harish Salve, appearing for Lieutenant Colonel Purohit told the media that they “relied on the new chargesheet by the NIA and it contradicted what was said in their earlier chargesheets.” Earlier on August 17, the apex court reserved its order on the bail plea of Lieutenant Colonel Purohit. Salve told the court that Purohit did not want to be discharged from the case at present, but for the interest of justice, wanted an interim bail. He added that Lieutenant Colonel Purohit was allegedly caught in the political crossfire and was falsely implicated in the case. A former military intelligence officer, Lieutenant Colonel Purohit, is one of the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, along with Sadhvi Pragya and others. Sadhvi Pragya had been granted relief in the case by the Bombay High Court. The NIA had filed its reply in the case, saying that there was ample evidence against Purohit, but not against her.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BJP backs Rajnath’s statement lauding NIA for decline in stone-pelting incidents in J-K

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that incidents of stone-pelting have declined in Jammu and Kashmir due to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday echoed the same saying that the central agency has eliminated a number of front ranking terrorists and separatists from the Valley.A very effective operations has been conducted by NIA against separatist and the nature of funding received by these organsiation to create disturbances in Jammu and Kashmir.The manner in which the Enforcement Directorate and other agencies crack down on separatist, it had a very positive effect,? BJP leader G.V.L. Narsimah Rao told ANI.He further said that the terrorist and separatist both are on the run in Kashmir today and the security environment has suddenly improved because of security forces.
ALSO READ J&K: Stone pelting cases on the decline due to NIA, says Rajnath SinghBJP leader S. Prakash resonated the same and said, ?For the first time the NIA raided separatist leader in Valley which sends a clear signal to all this separatist elements that things have changed in the Valley and the dispensation at Delhi will no more tolerate their irresponsible acts and will not hesitate to act upon them. I am sure NIA will ensure that these elements are nuetralised.?Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that incidents of stone-pelting have declined in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).Speaking after inaugurating the office and residential complex of the NIA in Lucknow, he said, the incidents of naxalism, terrorism and extremism have also seen a downward trend in the last three years.The NIA is doing a great job in this field and its name sends fear down the spine of those indulging in terror funding, Singh said.Underlining the roll of NIA in controlling of antinational activities, he said that 75 percent decrease has been recorded in terror incidents and 40 percent in Naxal activates.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Kol Police team in B’desh over arrest of Burdwan blast accused

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police has held a meeting with Bangldeshi security officials here for information on arrested Jama’atul Mujahideen militant Sohel Mahfuz, wanted in India in the 2014 Burdwan blast case. The three-member team reached the capital city yesterday and met Bangladeshi security officials at the police headquarters, Assistant Inspector General Md Moniruzzaman said. In the meeting, they discussed information received so far during the interrogation of Neo-JMB militant Mahfuz, who was arrested along with three other militants by the Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit from Chapainawabganj district in northern Bangladesh on July 7. The officials from both countries also shared their experiences dealing with militant incidents in addition to information on Mahfuz, Moniruzzaman said was quoted as saying by the Daily Star. Mahfuz, a top explosives specialist of neo-JMB, is on a seven-day remand in the Dhaka cafe attack case. He allegedly supplied firearms and explosives for the cafe attack in which 22 people, including 17 foreigners, were killed. Mahfuz who lost a hand while making bombs, thereby earning him his title ‘Hatkata’, was wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in India for the blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal on October 2, 2014. “Mahfuz, who had worked for about five years from 2009 to set up an extremist network in India’s West Bengal, was planning to expand the activities of IS-inspired militant group Neo JMB to India,” the Daily Star reported. He wanted to visit India by this year and open a wing of “Neo JMB”, counterterrorism officials were quoted as saying by the daily. Sohel told the interrogators that he left India months after the JMB leadership removed him from the post of West Bengal JMB ameer and replaced him with Sajid, another Bangladesh-born militant, in 2014, the report said. After his return to Bangladesh in December 2014, he got involved with pro-IS militants and played an important role in recruiting youths to the new brand of terror group, Neo JMB as police call it. In the meeting, the Bangladeshi and Indian police officials discussed how the top militant spread a militant network in both countries and carried out his activities in West Bengal and Assam during his stay in India, the daily said. The Kolkata police team would stay in Bangladesh for the next couple of days. Besides, a team of National Investigation Agency is supposed to arrive in Dhaka tomorrow to learn about Sohel’s arrest, Moniruzzaman added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

MHA may hand over probe into J-K CRPF camp attack to NIA

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Home Ministry is likely to hand over the probe into today’s attack on a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). A senior official said since the strike in Bandipora district of J-K was a terror attack, the investigation may be given to the NIA. Terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba were suspected to be involved in the incident as the modus operandi of the attack was similar to those adopted by the Pakistan- based terrorist group, the official said. Four heavily armed terrorists today tried to storm the CRPF camp in a pre-dawn ‘suicide’ attack but were killed in retaliatory fire by security forces. NIA, which was created post the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, functions as the central counter-terrorism law enforcement agency in the country.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Congress minister’s letter who sought to protect Zakir Naik from Hindu Janajagruti Samiti goes viral

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A letter allegedly written by Congress Minister, seeking the government’s protection for controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik against the campaign run by a regional channel and a Hindu group during UPA regime has goes viral on social Media.Naik is wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to his alleged role in terror cases. The National Investigation Agency had registered a case against Naik under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) last year.Congress Minister Rahman Khan had reportedly written a letter to Minister of State (MoS) for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tiwari on February 15, 2013, terming Naik as a ‘renowned Islamic scholar.’
ALSO READ Controversial preacher Zakir Naik got Rs 60 crore in 3 years from abroad, says report”I enclose a letter dated 3, December, 2012, from Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai, seeking protection from a campaign by Sudarshan TV and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti to allegedly defame Dr. Zakir Naik, a renowned Indian Islamic Scholar and President, Islamic Research Foundation, Mumbai,” the letter reads, which has now surfaced on social media.”To support the contention, the Foundation has also sent a pack of 2 CDs enclosed along with the letter. ” Khan said.
ALSO READ Zakir Naik’s foundation donated Rs 50 lakh to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in 2011: ReportThe then Congress minister also stated that as indicated in the letter, the aforementioned news agencies have seemingly resorted to project Dr. Zakir Naik as a sympathiser of terrorism for vested interests.”I would, therefore, request you to kindly look into the matter in order to prevent any confrontation between communities and flaring up of communal sentiments,” he added.Last month, the special NIA court issued a non-bailable warrant against Naik. Another city court had also issued an NBW against Naik in a case of money laundering registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against him. The ED lawyer had said Naik was believed to be in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Naik, 51, left India last year, allegedly to evade arrest after some perpetrators of Dhaka terror attack claimed they were inspired by him.Following the Dhaka attack, the NIA had registered a case against him and some officials of his organisation, Islamic Research Foundation, under section 153-A of IPC (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion) and the UAPA.

NIA has registered 19 cases related to ISIS so far: MoS Home in Rajya Sabha

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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Altogether 19 cases related to ISIS have been registered by the National Investigation Agency, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. “The NIA has registered 19 cases related to ISIS and out of these, charge-sheet has been filed in 11 cases,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in response to a written reply to a question.He said as per the available information, after the announcement of ‘Caliphate’ by ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in 2014, very few youths from India got influenced towards the ISIS.

Court adjourns hearing on framing charges against ISIS suspect till Apr. 13

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A special NIA court in Mumbai on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on framing charges against ISIS suspect Arib Majeed till April 13. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has informed the special court that it has appealed against discharge in two sections of UAPA (20 and 38) to Majeed. Majeed was initially charged under Sections 16, 18, 20 and 38 of the UAPA but later the special NIA court has discharged him in two sections. Now, the NIA has challenged his discharge in two sections in the High Court. Arib Majeed returned from ISIS in 2015.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Pak summons Indian Envoy over Aseemanand’s acquittal in 2007

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> India?s Deputy High Commissioner in Paksitan J.P. Singh was summoned by the Foreign Office and reportedly informed about Islamabad?s strong objection to 2007 Ajmer blast case accused Swami Aseemanand being acquitted by National Investigation (NIA) Court. Swami Aseemanand was accused in the Ajmer blast case as per the NIA’s chargesheet filed in 2007. The agency accused Aseemamand of hatching the conspiracy of bombing the Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine, which killed three people and injured 17. The hearing into the matter was postponed multiple times as witnesses made applications delaying their appearance before the court, citing a threat to their lives among other reasons. The investigation in the matter was later handed over to the ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) in November 2007. Later in December 2010, the chief judicial magistrate?s court permitted the National Investigation Agency to interrogate the accused. After the change of government at the Centre in 2014, the case was fast-tracked. Aseemanand is an accused in several other cases, including that of blast at Hyderabad’s Mecca Masjid in 2007 and the explosion in the same year on the Samjhauta Express train in which led to the killing of 70 passengers on the train running between India and Pakistan. He was jailed in 2010 after allegedly admitting to his involvement in the terror attack on the train. Aseemanand later said he had been tortured and made to give a false statement.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Deoskar also said that additional sections were added

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>against the arrested youths, including those of the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). When asked if photos were sent by the arrested youths to their handlers in Syria, he said, “Though they claim that they have sent it to them in Syria, it will be confirmed only after verifying the IP addresses and other relevant details concerning it.” “It is a matter of thorough investigation and normally real locations of such persons is not revealed to them by their handlers,” he added. Asked if the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was taking over the probe in the case, the IG said, “As and when any order comes, we will inform about it.” The official said police teams from different states and central agencies have arrived in Bhopal and they are continuously questioning the accused to reach to the bottom of the case.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

LeT not JeM behind Uri and Handwara attack, says NIA

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and not Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) was behind the terror attacks in Uri and Handwara of Jammu and Kashmir. The investigation agency said the JeM was behind the Nagrota army camp attack in which two officers and five soldiers were killed.Earlier, it was believed that the four attackers —who killed 19 soldiers in a pre-dawn attack at the Uri administrative base of 10, Dogra regiment — were from Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed.On September 18, last year, 19 soldiers were killed after four militants attacked an army camp in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir.

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