New Delhi, Nov 21:  A special court today charged five suspected ISIS operatives with conspiracy to carry out terror acts in the national capital and adjoining regions during Ardh Kumbh in Haridwar.  According to the court sources, District Judge Amar Nath framed the charges under the sections of IPC and anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against the accused. Also Read - Shocking! Uttarakhand Hospital Hides 65 Covid Deaths For Over 2 Weeks

 The charges were framed against Akhlakur Rehman, Mohd Azeemushan, Mohd Meraj, Mohd Osama and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed for alleged offences committed under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC and under Sections 17 (punishment for raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy for terror act) and 20 (punishment for being member of terror group) of UAPA. Also Read - Uttarakhand: Corona Curfew Extended in Dehradun, Haridwar, US Nagar Till May 6. Details Here

The accused are at present in the judicial custody. The court has now fixed December 15 for the next date of hearing.  The case was filed by the special cell of Delhi Police on January 18, 2016. On the directions of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the case was later transfered to NIA. Also Read - After Kumbh's Last Shahi Snan, 'Corona Curfew' Imposed in Haridwar District till May 3