Bengaluru Police Sends Notice to Twitter in Light of The Mehdi Masroor Biswas Arrest Case


Bengaluru police has sent a notice to Twitter after arresting Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who was operating a Twitter account in the support of the ISIS.

According to The Times of India report, Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, via his twitter account @ShamiWitness had allegedly sent out thousands of tweets in support of ISIS.


The police has not yet disclosed or confirmed any details about the notice. Police commissioner MN Reddi on being probed on the matter only said, “I neither deny nor confirm it.”

Biswas, an engineer, works as a manufacturing executive with ITC foods, admitted operating @ShamiWitness Twitter account for the last many years and had more than 17,000 followers, mainly famous among IS militants.

Biswas said, that he was keen on joining ISIS if he didn’t have a family to look after in Bangalore, “If I had a chance to leave everything and join them, I might have,” he said, as per a BGR report.

The Twitter account having a sympathetic connection to ISIS was revealed by a UK based channel, Channel4News, as according to the same above mentioned source.

He has been arrested under Sec 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), Sections 18 and 39 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Section 66 of the Information Technology act.

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