The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday registered its first abroad case and can probe the fear strike on a gurdwara in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul final month that left 27 individuals together with an Indian citizen useless.
An modification of the NIA Act which got here into impact in August final 12 months has vested the company with the ability to probe terrorist actions towards Indians and Indian pursuits overseas.
The NIA registered the case underneath numerous sections of IPC together with 125 (waging warfare towards a pleasant nation).
Provisions of anti-terror regulation, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, had been additionally invoked within the FIR registered by the NIA, an official spokesman mentioned.
According to the FIR, unknown gunmen stormed into the gurdwara in Shor Bazar space of Kabul on March 25 and fired indiscriminately killing 27 devotees and injuring a number of others.
Nearly 150 individuals had been contained in the gurdwara when the assault passed off.
Tian Singh, a resident of Greater Kailash Part-1 in New Delhi, was additionally killed within the assault whose accountability was claimed by banned Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), an offshoot of ISIS.
The spokesman mentioned that in response to preliminary investigation, Mohammed Muhsin, 28, a resident of Thrikaripur city in Kerala’s Kasargod district, and others who had joined ISKP, are suspected to have been concerned within the assault.
Muhsin went to the UAE in 2018 from the place he’s believed to have joined the ranks with the worldwide terror organisation in Afghanistan, officers mentioned.
His identification was established after a publication posted his image figuring out him together with his Arabic title, Abu Khalid al-Hindi, the officers mentioned.
They mentioned he, alongside together with his household, had returned to Kerala from Malaysia in 2017 and later left for Saudi Arabia in quest of work.
The identical 12 months, he returned to Kerala and stayed together with his household earlier than leaving for the UAE in 2018, the officers mentioned.
The central businesses with the assistance of native police reached out to the accused”s household, who recognized him to be Muhsin from the printed image which had ISIS flag within the background, they mentioned.
His dad and mom had claimed that they obtained a message from the ISIS confirming his loss of life through the assault, the officers mentioned.
A college dropout, Muhsin is believed to have landed in Afghanistan as a member of ISIS within the Khorasan Province, they mentioned.
With one of many victims within the gurdwara assault being an Indian, the amended NIA Act was relevant, they added.