Asiya Andrabi and her 2 associates are in East Delhi's Mandawali jail. NIA is ensuring the trio will not be moving out of prison. MHA prohibits their movement under Section 268 of CrPC

Asiya Andrabi, chief of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), and her two associates Fahmida Sofi and Nahida Nasreen are currently in Mandawali jail of East Delhi.

Further, the NIA is ensuring the trio will not be moving out of prison to another location in Kashmir to make court appearances.

Earlier this week, NIA received a nod by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), which prohibits the movement under Section 268 of Criminal Procedure Code of India( CrPC). The agency had recently written to MHA citing Section CrPC 268 where the movement of the accused is prohibited from a particular prison, in this case the Delhi-NCR region.

The sub section states the accused shall not be removed from the prison in which they may be confined or detained and thereupon, so long as the order remains in force. A significant move since Asiya has been booked under 17 cases by Jammu and Kashmir Police till 2017.

A top NIA official said, "There is threat to the sleuths, who in case of travel to Srinagar, may have to accompany her." Referring to Lashkar convict Naveed Jatt, who escaped from SMHS hospital, a case is also under investigation by the anti-terror probe agency.

"We have seen escape from Jail of accused and convicts. We cannot rule out the possibility," an official told India Today.

Asiya and her two associates have been booked for sedition and running the proscribed terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Asiya has, however, called DeM not an organisation but a movement. The leader has 18 primary members often using social media to further her cause. NIA has charged Aasiya and her associates for promoting enmity, hatred and ill-will between different communities on grounds of religion.

Aasiya Andrabi has solicited help from proscribed militant organisations (Lashkar and Hizb), and with her associates also entered into a criminal conspiracy to wage war against India.