An engineer, a native of West Bengal and working in Bengaluru as a manufacturing executive in a MNC company was arrested from his home in Bengaluru on the charges of instigating terrorism.
Mehadi Masroor Biswas, suspected in handling Twitter account in the name and style of 'Shami Witness' to promote dreadful terrorist organisation ISIS has confessed to the crime during interrogation, police said.
It was disclosed in a joint Press meet by Lalrokhuma Pachau, Director-General and Inspector-General of Police, Karnataka, MN Reddy, Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City and other senior police officers. It was stated that Mehadi was arrested after careful verification about his involvement in operating Twitter account to spread the news of ISIS activities.
“He was aggressively promoting the updates of ISIS activities through his Twitter account and preliminary investigation has revealed that he used to translate media coverage and text from other sources about ISIS from other languages into English, to reach maximum people,” Lalrokhuma Pachau said.
The accused, by hiding his true identity was involved in similar activities of radical ideology of Islam from the year 2009, police said. He (Mehadi) was working on a Global platform by hiding his identity.
He used to collect minute-minute updates about ISIS activities and tweet it. It is evident that he endorsed terrorism though social media and encouraged Muslim youth to join ISIS, said MN Reddy.
— Guruprasad from Bengaluru