The accused, who had their faces muffled, were produced before District Judge Amar Nath amidst tight security and, according to lawyers who attended the in-camera proceedings, NIA had sought extension of their custodial interrogation by 10 more days.

NIA said in its remand application that the accused have disclosed during their interrogation 'their involvement in this case about recruiting and financing persons willing to join the Caliphate of ISIS at Syria'.

"They were also found to be in communication with some active members through chatting applications 'Signal', 'Trillion' and 'Skype' in order to motivate them to join ISIS in furtherance of activities of its ideologies, thereby luring youths to join this proscribed terrorist organisation.

"The identity and role of such associates is being ascertained", NIA said.

Advocate M S Khan, who appeared for nine out of these 11 accused, opposed NIA's plea contending that their remand application does not disclose as to whom they were in touch with in Syria.

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