A National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court in Kochi on Saturday sentenced Yasmeen Mohammed Zahid to seven years imprisonment in a case related to recruitment for the ISIS.

Yasmin Mohammed Zahir, a native of Bihar, became the first person today to be convicted in a case related to ISIS links in India. 

She has been found guilty of recruiting 15 people from the Kasargod district of Kerala for ISIS and sending them to Afghanistan.

Special Judge S Santhosh Kumar awarded the sentence. He convicted her under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code.

The NIA special court in Ernakulam also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on her. Zahid, who hailed from Bihar, is the second accused in the case investigated by the NIA.

A case was first registered against Yasmin in May 2016 and she was intercepted from the Delhi airport in July 2016 by the Kerala police. She was exiting India for Kabul with the intention of joining her husband and co-conspirator Abdul Rashid in Afghanistan.

The NIA said Rashid had conducted classes in Kasaragod and other locations propagating the ISIS ideology and jihad. He motivated 14 co-conspirators, including Yasmeen, to plan for hijrah (migration) to the Caliphate announced by the ISIS. This was mentioned in the NIA chargesheet filed in January 2017.

The NIA said the probe revealed that the conspiracy had been in operation since July, 2015.