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Indian Oil Corporation official arrested for alleged ISIS links

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:46 IST

A senior official of state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) was arrested, on 10 December, for alleged links with terror organisation ISIS, police said. The Special Operation Group (SOG) and ATS of Rajasthan Police arrested Mohd Sirazudin, the marketing manager of IOC in Jaipur.

"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.

"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.

A number of issues of ISIS' online magazine "Dabik", pictures, and video were also recovered from him, he said. Further investigation was on, he said.


First published: 11 December 2015, 8:51 IST