Delhi police file chargesheet against Al-Qaeda members


New Delhi: Delhi police file chagesheet against 17 convicted, including Maulana Anzar Shah for allegedly conspiring, recruiting Indian youths and establishing a base of terror outfit Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent.

The chargesheet was filed in the court of additional sessions judge Reetesh Singh, who fixed July 14 for the next date of hearing. The special cell of the Delhi Police chargesheeted five arrested members of al Qaeda in the Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) — Shah, Abdul Sami, Zafar Masood, Abdul Rehman and Mohammed Asif.

They were arrested between December 2015 and January 2016 from different parts of the country. All 17 have been chargesheeted for alleged offences under sections 18 (punishment for conspiracy), 18-B (punishment for recruiting of any person or persons for terrorist act) and 20 (Punishment for being member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA.