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Indian pair jailed for recruiting and fundraising for Islamic State

Both men were found guilty of recruiting for the Islamic State in India

By: Sarwar Alam

Two men accused of fundraising and recruiting for the Islamic State group in India were sentenced to seven years in jail on Friday (21), an official said. Azhar-ul-Islam and Mohammad Farhan Shaikh were arrested by India’s counter-terrorism body the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last year after being deported from the United Arab Emirates for illegal fundraising activities. “Both of them were already in jail, and were today sentenced to seven years in prison by the court,” said Alok Mittal, an inspector general at the NIA. The duo, both in their mid-twenties, had pleaded guilty to charges of criminal conspiracy last…

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