NIA court convicts 2 Muslim brothers accused of ISIS links to 10 years’ imprisonment

A special NIA court in Ahmedabad on 28 February sentenced two Muslim brothers Naeem Ramodia and Wasim Ramodia to 10 years of imprisonment.

The Ramodias were found guilty under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act and criminal conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code.

The brothers have been in judicial custody since their arrest in 2017 and are presently lodged at Rajkot Central Jail, according to Indian Express.

The brothers were sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment under sections 39 and 18 of UAPA and seven years of imprisonment under sections 13 and 20 of UAPA, along with sections 4 and 5 of the Explosive Substances Act.

They were arrested in 2017 following an FIR at the ATS Police Station in Ahmedabad for alleged links with the Islamic State, the first such case in Gujarat.

The ATS had claimed that the brothers were under their watch for two years and were tracked on social media where they were found to be supportive of ISIS ideology.