Guwahati: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Assam has sentenced a person to five years of rigorous imprisonment in connection with a 2018 conspiracy case related to the formation of a Hizbul Mujahideen module, an official said on Wednesday.
As per official, the special court in Guwahati also imposed a fine on Mohammad Saidul Alam, a resident of Hojai area of the state.
On March 11, 2019, at least five people were chargesheeted by the NIA in the case after the agency took the investigation on October 5, 2018 from Jamanamukh police station in Hojai district.
On December 23, 2022, the two accused identified as Sahnawaj Alom and Omar Faruque were convicted by the NIA Court.
The official said, “NIA investigations have revealed that the three convicted accused had conspired with one Kamruj Zaman to establish a Hizbul Mujahideen module in Assam.”
“During 2017-2018, they had organised a series of meetings in various mosques, such as Milonpur Masjid, Islampur Masjid and Solmari Masjid, in and around Jamunamukh area”, official stated.
“The meetings were used to spread the banned outfit’s hardcore fundamentalist ideology, with speeches about alleged atrocities and Jihad. Youth attending these meetings were told about the need to raise a module of Hizbul Mujahideen for committing terrorist acts in response to the alleged atrocities,” official added.
The official further added that the Zaman, Alom and Faruque had conspired to raise funds for procurement of arms and ammunition.
Meanwhile, the investigations also revealed that Alam, alongwith Zaman, Alom and Faruque, had conspired to cause bomb blasts and armed attacks on innocent civilians in the non-Muslim localities of Lumding and Hojai on the eve of Dussehra, official claimed.
“They had also planned to procure arms and ammunition for these attacks,” the official said.