Bengaluru Ophthalmologist developing apps to aid ISIS arrested by NIA

Following a probe against a Kashmiri couple arrested from Jamia Nagar on Monday, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested Abdul Rahman, an ophthalmologist from Bengaluru.

Rahman, who was working at Bengaluru’s M S Ramaiah Medical College was found developing apps that would’ve been used to aid injured ISIS operatives, especially in conflict zones. The app was further going to provide information on weaponry to benefit ISIS personnel.    

“During interrogation, arrested accused Abdur Rahman confessed that he was conspiring with accused Jahanzaib Sami and other Syria-based ISIS operatives on secure messaging platforms to further ISIS activities. He was in the process of developing a medical application for helping the injured ISIS cadres in the conflict-zones and a weaponry-related application for the benefit of ISIS fighters. Significantly, he had visited an ISIS medical camp in Syria in early 2014 for treatment of ISIS terrorists and stayed with Islamic State operatives for 10 days and returned to India,” NIA said in a statement.

The case was originally registered by Delhi Police Special Cell in March 2020 while the NAI has further revealed that the accused will be produced before the NIA Special Court in New Delhi.

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