India

Youth wearing t-shirt with ISIS symbol held in Tamil Nadu

  • PTI, Ramanathapuram
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  • Updated: Aug 04, 2014 12:27 IST

A 22-year-old youth was taken into custody on Sunday for questioning after a group photo of some youths wearing t-shirts with emblem of the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIS) emblazoned on it appeared on a social networking site.

Abul Rahman has been taken into custody in connection with the photo which appeared during Ramazan period, superintendent of police P Mayilvahanan said.
However, Rahman told police that they did it to thank the ISIS for releasing Indian nurses from their captivity in strife-torn Iraq without harming them, the officer said.

He said the ‘Q’ branch and Intelligence Bureau are investigating the incident.

The photo was taken in front of a mosque at Thondi.

Initial investigation revealed that the person who took the photo had gone abroad and uploaded the picture on a social networking site.
Police said the youths, who posed for the photo, did not have any links with any terrorist organisation, “but they are being monitored and have been warned severely.”      

“The mosque authorities had warned the youths against wearing such t-shirts. The youths had told them it was only a prank,” an official of the Intelligence bureau said.

Officials said the picture had been withdrawn from the social networking site now.

 

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