The Indian Intelligence found three more pro ISIS Twitter accounts. After the arrest of a 24 year old man called Mehdi Masroor Biswas because of operating a popular pro ISIS account on Twitter, Indian intelligence agencies have found three recent other pro-Islamic State accounts.
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday that the Indian Intelligence have found three more pro ISIS Twitter accounts, after the arrest of a 24-year-old man who was running a very popular ISIS propaganda account on Twitter from Bangalore, India.
Sources claim that all three accounts on Twitter are being managed from Maharashtra, a western Indian state. Nevertheless, the sources did not reveal details such as names of the accounts on Twitter or of the people operating them because of security reasons.
The Indian police have arrested a 24-year-old man called Mehdi Masroor Biswas on Saturday for managing a pro-Islamic State “ShamiWitness” account on Twitter. The Twitter account had over 17,000 followers subscribed, of whom two thirds were ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq, as claimed by the Hindustan Times. With more than two million views, the Twitter account ShamiWitness was thought to be one of the most powerful ISIS account on Twitter as of yet.
The 24-year-old man supposedly used his account on Twitter to enroll possible ISIS fighters and guide them regarding how to cross from Turkey into Syria. Biswas now confronts an imprisonment for life in India for scattering the terrorist philosophy.
The ISIS group, which is known for its severe Islamic fundamentalism, has been combating the government in Syria since 2012. In 2014, the group grabbed massive territories in Iraq and Syria.
The extremists make use of the social network actively in order to enroll new members to the ISIS group from all over the world. The latest UN estimates claim that around 15,000 foreign fighters have moved into Iraq and Syria to join ISIS or other terrorist groups.
Mehdi Masroor Biswas was an employee of the Indian conglomerate ITC Ltd.
“An employee has been arrested by Bengaluru Police in connection with an allegedly objectionable social media activity carried out under a pseudonym,”
Said the vice-president of ITC, Nazeeb Arif in a statement.