The Bengaluru Police arrested Mehdi Masroor Biswas over the weekend for allegedly handling a Pro-ISIS Twitter account. This morning, the cops are said to have slapped a notice on Twitter as well, Times of Indiareports. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to sendAlso Read - World Emoji Day 2021: Twitter reveals 10 most used emojis in 2021 in India
There is however no word at the moment on the nature of the notice that has been slapped on the micro-blogging website. When probed on this matter by the publication, the only response from police commissioner MN Reddi was, I neither deny nor confirm it. Also Read - Top Tech News today: Realme Watch 2 Pro launch date, Vivo Y72 launched in India, WhatsApp multi-device feature
As mentioned above, the notice comes a couple of days after Biswas was arrested for allegedly handling a pro-ISIS Twitter account @ShamiWitness. Interestingly, his connection to the Twitter account, which is sympathetic to ISIS cause was revealed by UK-based Channel4News.
Biswas, hailing from West Bengal, had admitted to operating @ShamiWitness twitter account for the last many years and had more than 17,000 followers on Twitter. He used to ferociously tweet by aggregating information and closely watching developments of the region, Pachau said.
Reddi said Biswas had 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.