A Muslim organisation in Madhya Pradesh has lodged a complaint with the police alleging that some anti-social elements have pasted fake “join ISIS” pamphlets to cause tension in the area, the police said on Wednesday.
The incident was reported from Jaora municipality in Ratlam district, around 141 kilometres from Indore. The police said they were investigating the matter and would act keeping in view Dussehra and Muharram sensitivities.
The issue was brought to police notice by the Sunni Seerat Committee which is an umbrella organization of all local Muslim outfits.
Committee chairman Wilayat Mohammed Pathan alleged that some disgruntled elements had stolen disused pamphlets of the Young People Raza Committee, morphed them to insert the words “Join ISIS” and pasted them on walls.
The original pamphlets belonged to the Young People Raza Committee which got them published as an invite for a February 2, 2014 annual religious programme at Pathankholi area in Jaora, Pathan said.
However, as soon as the fake pamphlets were spotted on Tuesday, his organization tore them off and complained the matter to the police.
City police station incharge Madan Lal Meena appreciated the committee members for bringing the issue to the police’s notice. He said the investigation was on. No ISIS flags had been recovered from any part of the area, he said.
Ratlam superintendent of police Avinash Sharma said that the police were keenly investigating the matter by looking into all possible angles.