Senior official of Indian Oil Corporation arrested for ISIS links

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Police on Thursday arrested a senior official of State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)  for alleged links with terror organisation ISIS. The Special Operation Group (SOG) and ATS of Rajasthan Police arrested Mohd Sirazudin, the marketing manager of IOC. Sirazudin, hailing from Gulbarga in Karnataka, was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in (activities of) international terrorist organisation ISIS, supplying official inputs and recruiting organisation members in the country.

“The accused was also active in flaring up and encouraging Muslim youths for (joining) ISIS activities,” Mr. Tripathi said. On a complaint, SOG and ATS teams verified antecedents of the accused, and checked his WhatsApp and Facebook accounts. Objectionable materials were seized from his residence in Jaipur, the ADG said, adding he used to contact youths through social media. A number of issues of ISIS’ online magazine “Dabik”, pictures, and video were also recovered from him, he said.

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