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NIA Files Charge Sheet against Two Operatives of Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Madurai Iqbal HuT case

Mar 14, 2022 | Press Release

Today (14-03-2022), NIA filed Supplementary Charge Sheet against 02 accused persons namely Bava Bahrudeen @ Mannai Bava s/o Samsudeen,aged 41 yrs, r/o Mannargudi, Tiruvarur District, Tamil Nadu,and Ziyavudeen Baqavi, s/o Jagubar, aged 40 yrs, r/o Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Dt, Tamil Nadu in the case.

2. The case was originally registered as FIR No.971/2020 at PS Thideer Nagar, Madurai,Tamil Nadu which was re-registered by NIA as RC-8/ 2021/ NIA/ DLI on 26.4.2021. Earlier Charge Sheet was filed against two accused on 28.05.2021 in this case.

3. Investigation revealed that the accused persons are members of an extremist Islamic outfit named Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT) which is affiliated to ISIS. They were engaged in radicalizing and recruiting gullible youth to establish an Islamic State / Caliphate or Khilafah and enforce a draft constitution written by the radical Islamic preacher, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, the founder of HuT.

4. Investigation revealed that accused chargesheeted today, Bava Bahrudeen and Ziyavudeen Baqavi, were organising meetings to recruit members and also conducting secret classes to indoctrinate, radicalize and motivate youth to work towards establishment of Islamic State / Khilafah by overthrowing the Government of India. They had also conspired to establish new cells in various districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala through social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, etc. in order to spread the ideology of HuT.

5. Further investigation in the case continues.

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