Earlier, NIA had sent Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests to United States, Australia, Canada, Iraq and Turkey seeking technical evidence.

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sent judicial requests to five countries – Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Luxemburg – seeking details of chats, travel routes and possible financial transactions of Islamic State (IS) recruit Areeb Majeed, who was arrested last year for terrorism-related activities, reports a news daily.The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has sent Letters Rogatory requests to get details of login history, IP addresses, search history, contents of the messages exchanged on Majeed’s email account and also his finances related to travel, stay etc.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>* “These LRs are very important for India’s point of view. If evidence is shared with us by these countries, it may establish the whole chain of conspiracy by Majeed and others who joined the terror outfit with him,” said an official to the news daily. The NIA hopes that IS recruiters, trainers and logistics providers will be identified if the evidence is provided by the contacted countries.Related Read: Islamic State jihadis just rape and butcher: Areeb Majeed tells NIA​Earlier, NIA had sent Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) requests to United States, Australia, Canada, Iraq and Turkey seeking technical evidence.Australia and Canada had invoked the death penalty clause while sharing evidence with India, saying information can only be shared if Majeed is not given death penalty, because it is illegal under Australian law. Only life imprisonment is possible.NIA, through ministry of home affairs, has sent a written reply to Australia as well in which India’s stand has been cleared. India says that it is a case of evidence, not extradition, and therefore Australian law does not apply. Australia’s Attorney General George Brandis had also met home minister Rajnath Singh in October over the issue.Related Read: Areeb Majeed discloses names of handlers, local contacts; NIA may conduct narco testsThe NIA had filed a 8500-page chargesheet against him under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and also included his accomplices.

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NIA seeks details of internet use, finances of arrested ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed from foreign countries