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Dhaka attack: Two terrorists followed Islamic State recruiters and controversial Islamists
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Dhaka attack: Two terrorists followed Islamic State recruiters and controversial Islamists

Two of the five young militants who slaughtered 20 innocent people at the Holey Artisan Bakery in the Bangladeshi capital used to follow three controversial Islamists – Anjem Choudary, Shami Witness and Zakir Naik.

In a first, pro-Islamic State Twitter activist to face cyber terrorism charges
India

In a first, pro-Islamic State Twitter activist to face cyber terrorism charges

In the first instance of anybody being tried for cyber terrorism, Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a supporter of the Islamic State on Twitter, is set to face trial.

Islamic State Twitter handler was in touch with ISIS fighters: police
India

Islamic State Twitter handler was in touch with ISIS fighters: police

Biswas was produced before a Bengaluru court today and sent to judicial custody till 16 January.

Message from terror group: Was Bengaluru blast a dummy run for a bigger attack?
India

Message from terror group: Was Bengaluru blast a dummy run for a bigger attack?

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I am a soldier: Mehdi Biswas doesn't regret handling pro-ISIS Twitter account
India

I am a soldier: Mehdi Biswas doesn't regret handling pro-ISIS Twitter account

Biswas has shown no sign of regret for his activities and has identified himself as a 'soldier' for IS.

@ShamiWitness, Mehdi Biswas on Twitter proof of increasing radicalisation of Islam in India?
India

@ShamiWitness, Mehdi Biswas on Twitter proof of increasing radicalisation of Islam in India?

Now the LeT has one more ally to misguide and recruit Muslim youth from India - the Islamic State (IS), which is the latest face of global terror.

Bengaluru police seeks more detail from Twitter on 'ShamiWitness' Mehdi Biswas' account
India

Bengaluru police seeks more detail from Twitter on 'ShamiWitness' Mehdi Biswas' account

Intensifying its investigation into Mehdi Masroor Biswas, police has asked for more details regarding ShamiWitness account from the micro blogging site.

Over 60% of IS Twitter voice Mehdi Biswas' followers were non-Muslims: Rajnath
India

Over 60% of IS Twitter voice Mehdi Biswas' followers were non-Muslims: Rajnath

Over 60 percent followers of Mehdi Biswas, the Bengaluru-based executive, who was running a pro-ISIS twitter account, were non-Muslims, said Rajnath Singh.

Damned by the T-shirt: What led police to Mehdi Biswas, voice behind Twitter handle @ShamiWitness
India

Damned by the T-shirt: What led police to Mehdi Biswas, voice behind Twitter handle @ShamiWitness

Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru ITC executive who allegedly ran the pro-ISIS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness, has been arrested by the Bengaluru police. Here's all we know about the case.

Mehdi Biswas arrested: What is drawing educated Muslims to ISIS?
India

Mehdi Biswas arrested: What is drawing educated Muslims to ISIS?

The arrest of Bangalore-based Mehdi Masroor Biswas for managing the Twitter handle ISIS has again busted the myth that it’s only poor youth who go for turn to extremist activities.

Twitter India chief summoned over Mehdi Masroor Biswas case
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Twitter India chief summoned over Mehdi Masroor Biswas case

The Bengaluru police has reportedly summoned Twitter India's marketing head to get under the hood of the Mehendi Masroor Biswas case.

Mehdi Biswas held: NIA interrogates parents of pro-IS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness
India

Mehdi Biswas held: NIA interrogates parents of pro-IS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness

Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) today interrogated the parents of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, who was recently arrested in Bengaluru.

Police officer receives threat message after arrest of IS Twitter account handler
India

Police officer receives threat message after arrest of IS Twitter account handler

After Biswas was picked up yesterday, Goyal received a threat message in reply to his tweet about the arrest of the 24-year-old engineer working as "manufacturing executive" with ITC Foods in Bengaluru from his one-room apartment here.

Don't believe my son had links with ISIS, his account was hacked: Biswas' father
India

Don't believe my son had links with ISIS, his account was hacked: Biswas' father

Biswas' father, who was employed with the West Bengal electricity board, refused to believe that his son has any terror links and claimed his account was hacked.

Police arrest Bengaluru exec behind ISIS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness
India

Police arrest Bengaluru exec behind ISIS Twitter handle @ShamiWitness

Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas, who was named by UK-based Channel 4 as the man behind terror group Islamic State's (IS) most influential Twitter handle, was today arrested from his flat and slapped with charges of "waging war" and unlawful activities.