NIA special court sends pro-IS cleric Qasmi in 10-day police custody

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New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): A National Investigation Agency court on Saturday sent pro-IS cleric Abdus Sami Qasmi, who was arrested at Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly instigating youth for anti-national activities and toured all parts of India to deliver ‘bayaan’ (lectures), in the police custody for 10 days.

Qasmi, a resident of Seelampur in Delhi was arrested from Hardoi by the NIA with the help of the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday.

A non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him had earlier been issued by the Special NIA court, Delhi.

His arrest came as a part of ongoing investigation into the conspiracy to form a terror organisation and to launch terror attacks in the country.

Qasmi has reportedly been delivering provocative and inflammatory speeches in the support of ‘Caliphate’, and has launched a few websites, wherein his speeches have been uploaded.

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He has been instigating and motivating youth for anti national activities and has visited various parts of the country in order to deliver his ‘takreer’ and ‘bayaan’.

He runs a trust and madrassas and some of his financial transactions in this connection have allegedly been found to be of suspicious nature and the same are under investigation. (ANI)

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