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Indian Oil Corporation Marketing Manager Arrested For ISIS Links

Jaipur; Dec11: A marketing manager in Indian Oil Corporation has been arrested in Jaipur for allegedly trying to influence people through the internet to become members of terror group ISIS.

Mohammad Siraj ud Din used WhatsApp and Facebook to spread the ideology of the terror group, police said. He was arrested by Rajasthan Police's Anti-Terror Squad wing under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act on Thursday and is being questioned.

"Sirazudin, hailing from Gulbarga in Karnataka, was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in (activities of) international terrorist organisation ISIS' supplying official inputs and recruiting organisation members in the country," Alok Tripathi, Additional DGP (ATS and SOG), said here.

"The accused was also active in flaring up and encouraging Muslim youths for (joining) ISIS activities," Tripathi said.

On a complaint, SOG and ATS teams verified antecedents of the accused, and checked his WhatsApp and Facebook accounts.

Objectionable materials were seized from his residence in Jaipur, the ADG said, adding he used to contact youths through social media.

The police have been collecting details of people contacted by Sirajuddin.

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