Indian Oil Corporation manager in Jaipur held for ‘Islamic State links’

The Special Operation Group (SOG) and Anti Terorrist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan Police has arrested a senior official of state run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Mohammad Sirazudin on Thursday for having alleged links with the terrorist organization ISIS. He is 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 organization ISIS, supplying official inputs and recruiting organization 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.

SOG and ATS teams verified the antecedents of the accused after a complaint was filed followed by a checking of 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 added further.

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