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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Mehdi Masroor arrested, confesses to operating ISIS Twitter handle: Cops..............

BENGALURU: Bengaluru police in the early hours of Saturday arrested Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, from his Jalahalli residence in North Bengaluru, for handling a pro-ISIS Twitter handle.

"Mehdi Masroor has confessed that he was operating the ISIS Twitter account, @ShamiWitness," Karnataka DGP Pachau said in a press conference.

Karnataka DGP Pachau further added: "His Twitter handle had become a source of information for new recruits of ISIS. He was in touch with the English speaking terrorists from the terrorist group, thereby abetting them."

"Although many of his posts on Twitter were translations from Arabic tweets, but there were some some original tweets which we are investigating," the DGP said.

The cops, however, said that he has not facilitated any recruitment or even ever travelled outside of India.

Hailing from Gopalpur in West Bengal, he worked with an MNC here from 2012 with an annual package of Rs 5.38 lakh and had just been confirmed in March 2014.
BENGALURU: Bengaluru police in the early hours of Saturday arrested Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, from his Jalahalli residence in North Bengaluru, for handling a pro-ISIS Twitter handle.

"Mehdi Masroor has confessed that he was operating the ISIS Twitter account, @ShamiWitness," Karnataka DGP Pachau said in a press conference.

Karnataka DGP Pachau further added: "His Twitter handle had become a source of information for new recruits of ISIS. He was in touch with the English speaking terrorists from the terrorist group, thereby abetting them."

"Although many of his posts on Twitter were translations from Arabic tweets, but there were some some original tweets which we are investigating," the DGP said.

The cops, however, said that he has not facilitated any recruitment or even ever travelled outside of India.

Hailing from Gopalpur in West Bengal, he worked with an MNC here from 2012 with an annual package of Rs 5.38 lakh and had just been confirmed in March 2014.