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Six months after alleged ISIS tweeter Mehdi Biswas's arrested, Bengaluru Police files chargesheet

Six months after alleged ISIS tweeter Mehdi Biswas's arrested, Bengaluru Police files chargesheet

The twitter handle was being watched from across the world for having lured youngsters to join Islamic State. Biswas allegedly provoked and inspired English-speaking youngsters by translating and re-tweeting ISIS propaganda from Arabic.

Bengaluru: Nearly six months after alleged ISIS tweeter Mehdi Masroor Biswas was arrested, the central crime branch in Bengaluru has filed a chargesheet against him. The chargesheet gives details of over a lakh tweets that Biswas had allegedly sent out under the twitter handle ShamiWitness.

The twitter handle was being watched from across the world for having lured youngsters to join Islamic State. Biswas allegedly provoked and inspired English-speaking youngsters by translating and re-tweeting ISIS propaganda from Arabic.

Mehdi was arrested under Section 125 of IPC (whoever wages war against the government of any Asiatic power in alliance or at peace with the Government of India or attempts to wage such war, or abets the waging of such war), different sections the of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Information Technology Act.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) had also interrogated the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, who was recently arrested in Bengaluru.

Family sources said that the NIA officials went to the resident of Masroor in the city and interrogated his parents. NIA officials, however, could not be contacted.

first published:June 02, 2015, 15:27 IST