Police custody of Kashmiri couple held for IS links extended

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A Delhi court on Tuesday extended by seven days the police custody of a Kashmiri couple and another accused who were arrested for having alleged links with an ISIS module.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana sent the trio to the custody of police.

Jahanjeb Sami and his wife Hina Bashir Beg were arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly promoting the Islamic State’s ideology of hatred and incitng Muslims to take up the violent struggle against the state.

Special Cell Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Pramod Kushwaha said that the couple had ties with the Islamic State of Khorasan Province.

Delhi Police’s Special Cell had also claimed that the couple was also involved in instigating protests against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The couple was allegedly running a social media handle — Indian Muslims Unite — to increase participation in the anti-CAA and NRC demonstrations.

The police had seized four mobile phones, one laptop, one external hard disc and incriminating material from their house and a case was registered against them.



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