Court takes cognisance of charge sheet against Aasiya Andrabi, 2 others

Special Judge Poonam Bamba also issued production warrants for Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen, who are lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Dec 7 2018 2:05AM | Updated Date: Dec 7 2018 2:05AM
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A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a charge sheet filed against Dukhtaran-e-Millat head Aasiya Andrabi and two of her associates for allegedly "waging war" against the country by “spreading hate speeches using Internet platforms and collecting funds for militant activities”.

Special Judge Poonam Bamba also issued production warrants for Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Naheeda Nasreen, who are lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody.

The court directed jail authorities to produce three accused before it on December 12, when they will be handed over a copy of the charge sheet and annexed documents. The three were arrested by J&K police in April and the case was later transferred to National Investigation Agency (NIA) in July. 

According to the NIA, Andrabi, Fehmeeda and Nasreen were using various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube and TV channels including some in Pakistan to spread "insurrectionary imputations and hateful messages and speeches against India". 

It had said the Dukhtaran-E-Millat, a banned organisation, through Andrabi and others openly advocates secession of J&K from Union of India and its merger with Pakistan.

The NIA had said the investigation has established that Andrabi, as the chief of  Dukhtaran-E-Millat, used social media and other platforms to “abet waging of war” against the Government of India. 

The NIA had levelled similar charges against Fehmeeda, personal secretary to Andrabi, and Dukhtaran-E-Millat's general secretary Nasreen.

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