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New Delhi: NIA Arrest has arrested three ISIS Cadres, all residents of Anantnag in Kashmir in the ISIS Voice of Hind (VOH) Case.

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The persons, arrested on Sunday July 11, have been identified as Umar Nisar, resident of Magray Mohalla Achabal, Anantnag district; Tanveer Ahmad Bhat , resident of Gori Mohalla Achabal, Anantnag; and Rameez Ahmad Lone, resident of Chak Achabal, Anantnag.

The case (RC-14/2021/NIA/DLI) was registered by NIA on 29 June 2021 under sections 124A, 153A, &153B of IPC and
sections 17, 18, 18B, 38, 39 &40 of UA(P) Act 1967 in connection with the conspiracy of the proscribed
terrorist organization ISIS to radicalize and recruit impressionable youth in India to wage violent jihad
against the Indian State.

ISIS terrorists operating from various conflict zones along with ISIS cadres in India, by assuming pseudo- online identities, have created a network and were engaged in disseminating ISIS related propaganda material for radicalizing and recruiting members to the fold of ISIS. In this connection an India-Centric online propaganda magazine ‘the Voice of Hind’ (VOH) is published on monthly basis with the aim to incite and radicalize youth.

NIA had earlier conducted searches at the premises of the arrested accused and recovered large number of incriminating documents, multiple digital devices and T-shirts with ISIS logo. Preliminary examination of the seized material and examination of the accused persons revealed that they are active cadres of ISIS and have been using the cyberspace to spread inciting material by VOH – their the online magazine.

Examination of the arrested accused led to searches on 12 July 2021 at two more locations in Anantnag
district in which a number of digital devices and other material have been seized.

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