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Don’t believe my son has ISIS link: Mehdi’s father

M Biswas, father of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, said “one reporter asked me about it last night. Then I contacted him and inquired. My son said he did not understand how it has happened. He said that his internet account is hacked. I don’t believe that my son has any link with ISIS.”

Asked if he knows that his son used to tweet in support of ISIS, the senior Biswas replied: “I don’t know. But he told me that some people came to him from Channel 4.” On whether he supported ISIS, he said: “I don’t know what ISIS is. There is no question of supporting it.”

M Biswas said: “I don’t know about his arrest. His phone is switched off. Now, we have decided to go there.”  M Biswas, who used to work for State Electricity Board, said: “My son is busy with his office duty from 8.45 in the morning till night.”

After Masroor’s arrest, ITC on Saturday said it is extending full cooperation with the investigating agencies. “An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with an allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out under a pseudonym. “We informed Bengaluru Police about his employment status as soon as we found media reports on this issue, and have extended every co-operation with the investigation process,” an ITC Ltd spokesperson said in a statement. He was a manufacturing executive with ITC. The company did not however, give details of his employment status.

Biswas was interested in the Levantine region, also known as Eastern Mediterranean, consisting of Cyprus,Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and part of Southern Turkey from 2003 onwards, Karnataka DGP L Pachau told media persons.

He used to work in the office during daytime and became active on the Internet at nights, he said, adding, he had bought 60 GB Internet connection on monthly basis to read all breaking news on websites relating to ISIS/ISL. Pachau said through his social media propaganda, Biswas abetted ISIL in its agenda to wage war against Asiatic powers. Biswas was careful in hiding his true identity and was confident that it would never get revealed, the state police chief said.
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