Thiruvananthapuram: A Kerala court awarded Manseed Muhmood, a native of Kozhikode and the first accused in connection with a 2016 Islamic State (ISIS) terror plot case, a 14-year jail term.   A 10-year jail term was awarded to second accused T Swalih of Chelakkara and a seven-year jail term to third accused Rashid. Special judge P Krishnakumar pronounced the sentence and acquitted Jasim NK in the case. Ramshad, was awarded a three-year jail term, Safvan eight years and PK Moinuddin was ordered to serve three years in jail.

The court had convicted Manseed Muhmood, Swalih Mohammed, Rashid Ali, Ramshad, Safvan and Moinuddin on November 26. They have been found guilty under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) including offences relating to membership of a terrorist organisation and support given to a terrorist organisation.

The National Investigation Agency had busted the ISIS module from Kanakamala in Kannur district in October 2016 when the members were holding a meeting to chalk out plans to carry out terror attacks against prominent people, including judges, police officers and politicians, and foreign tourists.