NIA files chargesheet again IS sympathiser in Kolkata ISIS-JMB case

| Updated: Dec 27, 2016 02:31 IST

New Delhi[India], Dec. 26(ANI): The National Investigation Agency(NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against suspected IS(Islamic State) sympathiser Mohammad Mussa, who allegedly planned to attack the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, for involvement in terrorist conspiracy. The NIA recovered 0.38 bore six chamber revolver, 3 rounds of 0.38 ammunition, 01 deadly knife, Samsung mobile phone and other incriminating articles were seized from the accused and he was arrested. The NIA chargesheet also says that Abu Musa was radicalised by Shafi Armar by sending him links of jihadi sites like, Al-Shabab media and Just-Paste-it links, etc., apart from videos released by the Ansar Ut Tawid (AuT) and the footages of war between the cadres of the ISIS and the Iraqi forces. Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Abu Suleiman encouraged him to use secured encrypted chat applications, like Telegram, Surespot, Threema, Chatsecure, to communicate with him and with other ISIS operatives. The NIA says, "Forensic Analysis of the electronic gadgets seized from the accused and the Telegram chat contents retrieved in the course of investigation, shows that they contain many incriminating facts implicating the accused and reveal his jihadi mindset and his association with members of proscribed terrorist organisations, JMB / ISIS." The investigation has established that on the instructions of his handler, Abu Suleiman, the accused Abu Musa went to Srinagar in May, 2016, to carry out LONE WOLF attack on foreign tourists. "He also participated in a Friday congregation at the Jama Masjid and waved the ISIS flag. The accused also planned to attack and kill foreigners near the Mother Teresa House at the Ripon Street in Kolkata," NIA added. On July 5 this year, Mussa was picked up by the CID and government railway police from Visva-Bharati Fast Passenger at Burdwan Railway Station. He was also interrogated by Bangladeshi sleuths in August while the FBI grilled him in the second week of December for his involvement in the massacre in Dhaka's Holey Artisan Bakery. The family which he had planned to attack in Labhpur, West Bengal near his house, was identified by agencies and its name has been kept secret to save them from any attack.(ANI)