Mehdi arrest: Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal receives threat on Twitter

Mehdi arrest: Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal receives threat on Twitter

Bengaluru DCP Abhishek Goyal has received a threat on Twitter for arresting Mehdi Masroor, the owner of, pro-Islamic State twitter handle, ShamiWitness.

The threat tweet was generated from @abouanfal6 account, supposedly owned by ISIS members, which has over 400 followers and tweeted more than 500 times. 

The twitter handler in question, sent a threat message in reply to Goyal's tweet about arresting the alleged sympathizer of Islamic State terror outfit in Bengaluru.

@goyal_abhei we will not leave our brothers in your hand Revenge is coming wait for our reaction

— abouanfal almaghribi (@abouanfal6) December 13, 2014




Talking to a TV news channel, Goyal said he is not overly worried about the message, saying it was part of the job. He also expressed doubt about authenticity of the person(s) who tweeted it.

However, Goyal said the police team would seek Twitter's help to establish the identity of the person(s) behind it.

Mehdi Masroor Biswas's Twitter account with over 17,000 followers was viewed about 2 million times every month, making it an influential twitter handle. He was arrested by the city police on Saturday from his single-room rented flat at Aiyappanagar at Jalahalli for promoting Islamic State on micro-blogging site.

Mehdi Masroor Biswas on Sunday was sent to 5-day Police remand for questioning after he confessed to operating ShamiWitness twitter handle.

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