NIA filed a case related to criminal conspiracy and waging war against a country. (Representational)
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case to probe an alleged conspiracy by some youngsters in Kerala to join Salafist terror organisations Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat al-Nusrah in their attempt to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria.
The agency has registered a case under IPC sections related to criminal conspiracy and waging war against a country at peace with the Indian government.
The NIA has also booked them under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the agency said in a statement.
The NIA said it had received credible information that from 2013 onwards, certain youngsters, originally from Kerala and Karnataka but based in Qatar, had hatched a criminal conspiracy to wage war against Syria.
The youngsters conducted preparation or travelled to Syria and joined the terrorist organisations Jund al-Aqsa and Jabhat al-Nusrah with the intention to commit terrorist acts, it said.