ISIS Plans to Enforce Sharia Law in India : Shariq was arrested by the NIA in July 2023. He had committed this crime along with his co-accused Syed Shariq. NIA filed the charge sheet today while prosecuting the two arrested accused.
ISIS Plans to Enforce Sharia Law in India : New Delhi. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a charge sheet against two accused in the Islamic State (IS) sponsored pressure cooker blast that took place in Mangaluru, Karnataka in November last year. One of the accused, Mohammad Shariq, was carrying a pressure cooker IED in an auto-rickshaw when it exploded on November 19, 2022. He had planned to plant an IED in Kadri Manjunath Temple in Mangaluru with the aim of creating terror among the people but the low intensity bomb accidentally exploded on the way.
Shariq was arrested by the NIA in July 2023. He had committed this crime along with his co-accused Syed Shariq. NIA filed the charge sheet today while prosecuting the two arrested accused. According to the NIA investigation, Shariq and Syed, along with an online handler, had planned the blast as part of a conspiracy to establish Khilafat (Sharia law). In pursuance of the conspiracy, Mohammad Shariq prepared the pressure cooker IED and Syed Yasin provided the material for the explosive.
Shariq was on the radar since 2020
Shariq first came on the radar of security forces in November 2020, when he was arrested by the state police for pro-terrorist graffiti in Mangaluru city. He and his companions had applied graffiti in support of the global terrorist organization Islamic State (IS). Subsequently, Shariq was also named in the 2022 Shivamogga IS conspiracy case (RC-46/2022/NIA/DLI), in which 10 accused have been arrested so far.
The accused were radicalizing the youth
Of these 10 arrested, nine, including Shariq and Syed Yasin, have been charged with carrying out the test blasts on June 30, 2023, to recruit and radicalise innocent Muslim youth, raise funds and further IS’s anti-India activities. The charge sheet was filed in.