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.

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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