New Delhi, Nov 21: A court here on Monday framed terror charges against five Islamic State suspects accused of conspiring to target the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Haridwar besides strategic locations in Delhi.
According to court sources, District Judge Amar Nath, during in-camera proceedings, framed the charges dealing with criminal conspiracy and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act.
The suspects are Mohammad Azeemushan, Osama, Akhlakur Rehman alias Akhlaq, Meraj alias Monu and Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed.
After the accused pleaded not guilty and claimed trial, the court set December 15 for recording the statement of prosecution witnesses.
Sayyed was arrested on February 5 while the other four were arrested on January 19.