In a huge blow for the National Investigation Agency, a Delhi court recently found a suspected Al-Qaeda operative Samium Rahman not guilty of violating the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in a case filed by the NIA.
Sessions Judge Praveen Singh, on the other hand, filed charges accusing Rahman underneath the Foreigners Act and the Arms Act.During the proceedings, Rahman was represented by Advocate Ankit Karna, and the NIA was represented by Public Prosecutor Kanchan.
Al-Qaeda aims to develop a base in Delhi, according to the NIA, through its operative Samium Rahman.
The NIA said via chargesheet that Rahman, who lives in the United Kingdom, intended to fight for the Rohingya people in Myanmar and reached India illegally through the Beenapole border crossing in West Bengal.When Rahman was apprehended by the Special Cell on November 8, 2017, the NIA filed a FIR against him.
According to the anti-terror agency, Rahman alias Hamdan, a native of London’s Port Pool Lane, was in India under the guise of Shumon Haq alias Raju Bhai. His home address is listed as House No.88, Mullabadi post office, Dhantola Thakurganj, Kishanganj, Bihar, on the false ID proofs.According to the agency, Salafi beliefs affected Rahman.
Leaders of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb quickly recruited him.Rahman was eventually told to go to Syria and combat for Al-Nusra, an Al-Qaeda alliance in Syria, against state forces, according to the agency. He received three weeks of training in an Al-Qaeda camp in Syria after entering the terror group.
During interrogation, Rahman reportedly told police that his organization heard of Myanmar’s “genocides” against Rohingya Muslims while in Syria.
He was chosen to raise a combat group in Bangladesh because he had spent so much time there. He communicated with members of his group on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram.