Subhani Haja Moideen, the ISIS recruit, has been sentenced to life imprisonment and fined Rs. 2.1 lakh by a National Investigation Agency (NIA) court.
P. Krishnakumar, the Special Judge of the NIA, pronounced the punishment on Monday as the court had found him guilty on Friday and postponed the awarding of the punishment after offering the convict a chance to make comments on the findings of the court.
Recruited by the terror outfit in 2015, he waged war against the Iraq State Government in 2015. According to news reports, he was picked up by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2016.
Allegations against the ISIS Convict
The convict was given rigorous imprisonment for seven years for waging war against Iraq, an Asiatic Alliance Nation, as specified in the Section 125 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The criminal conspiracy charges proved against him invited rigorous imprisonment for five years under Section 120-B of the IPC. Charged under Section 125 of the Indian Penal Code, this is one of the rare instances this provision has been invoked in prosecution. The section makes punishable the offence of waging or facilitating a war against the Government of any Asiatic Power in alliance or at peace with the Indian Government.
The accused thereby needs to undergo all the punishments concurrently.