Counter Terrorism Perspectives: CTP

MLM: Islamic State War Returnee Jailed for Life in India—Subahani Haja Mohideen

November 13, 2020

In late September, a special Indian National Investigating Agency (NIA) counter-terrorism court in Ernakulam, Kerala, sentenced Islamic State (IS) terrorist Subahani Haja Mohideen (a.k.a. Abu Jasmine al-Hindi) to life imprisonment (NIA, September 28; The Hindu, September 28). He was one of the early Indian-origin extremists who flocked to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside the transnational jihadist group. Upon his return to India on September 21, 2015, he conspired with members of the IS-affiliated group Ansar-al-Khilafa-Kerala (AaK-K), having received instructions from his handlers abroad to carry out terrorist attacks in India. He attempted to procure chemical explosives from the city of Sivakasi in the Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu (Hindustan Times, October 7, 2016).

For Complete Article (Subscription), Read, "Islamic State War Returnee Jailed for Life in India—Subahani Haja Mohideen", Militant Leadership Monitor (Jamestown Foundation),  VOL. XI (10), October 2020.