Thrashed, compelled to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ inside Tihar: ISIS member tells court docket

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Thrashed, compelled to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ inside Tihar: ISIS member tells court docket

An alleged ISIS member arrested for planning suicide assaults and serial blasts throughout the nation, approached a Delhi court docket on Wednesday claiming that he was crushed up by different inmates in Tihar jail and compelled to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The accused, recognized as Rashid Zafar, was arrested in 2018 on the allegations of being a member of an ISIS-inspired group that was planning suicide assaults and serial blasts, concentrating on politicians as additionally authorities installations in Delhi and different elements of north India.

Advocate MS Khan claimed within the utility, which is prone to come up for listening to on Thursday, that the incident was disclosed by the accused to his father telephonically from Tihar Jail.

“The accused was crushed up and compelled to chant spiritual slogans like ‘Jai Shri Ram’ by his inmates,” the appliance stated.

The plea, moved by advocate Qausar Khan, requested that “acceptable instructions could also be handed to the Jail Superintendent to look into the matter”.

In the meantime, Tihar Jail officers have refuted all such allegations and have stated the accused Rashid Zafar did self-harm by banging his head right into a wall. The officers additional stated Zafar even tried to enter a ward contained in the jail premises and made the alleged video. 

We try to get better the cellphone utilizing which the video was shot, they stated. 

The background

The accused was arrested together with 9 others in December 2018 after NIA carried out searches, in coordination with Particular cell of Delhi Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad of Uttar Pradesh Police, at six locations in Jafrabad, Seelampur in Delhi, and 11 locations in Uttar Pradesh — six in Amroha, two in Lucknow, two in Hapur and two in Meerut.

The searches and the arrests got here a month earlier than the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

In accordance with NIA, a locally-made rocket launcher, materials for suicide vests and 112 alarm clocks for use as timers have been recovered from the searches.

The company additionally stated it recovered 25 kg of explosive materials — Potassium Nitrate, Ammonium Nitrate and Sulphur.

The group allegedly had additionally bought distant management automobiles and wi-fi doorbells to make use of their circuits in assembling remote-controlled improvised explosive units.

Apart from, the NIA additionally recovered metal containers, electrical wires, 91 cellphones, 134 SIM playing cards, three laptops, a knife, a sword, ISIS-related literature through the searches.

The probe company had initially rounded up 16 individuals of the group ‘Harkat ul Harb e Islam’, which loosely interprets into warfare for the reason for Islam.

Of the 16 detained, 10 have been later arrested – 5 from Amroha, in UP and 5 from Seelampur and Jafrabad localities in north-east Delhi, the company had stated.

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