Hyderabad Police arrest suspected ISIS sympathizer, sedition case slapped

Hyderabad Police arrest suspected ISIS sympathizer, sedition case slapped

 The Hyderabad police during an early morning scoop, on Friday arrested a 22-year old young man allegedly having links with sympathizers of ISIS. Born in a Hindu family from Challapalli of coastal Andhra Pradesh, Konakalla Subrahmanyam embraced Islam in 2014 and changed his name to “Omer”.

According to special investigation team (SIT) inspector K Syamala Rao who led the scoop, Subrahmanyam converted to Islam against his family wishes. He has been living in Tolichwoki a predominantly Muslim area after embracing Islam. “His parents who live in Krishna district of AP have no idea about his son’s activities,” the SI said.

The police apprehended Subramanyam alias Omer from Sophia Residence apartment and found in his possession one mobile phone, which contained incriminating conversation with ISIS sympathizers. Interrogation revealed that the accused visited Gujarat and trained in religious rituals and scriptures and also visited Srinagar, Oomrabad, Ambur of Tamilnadu, and Mumbai.

Police say that Omer has been indulging in chatting with ISIS sympathizers through social media network like face book, whatsApp, Telegram and he has been  in regular conversation with one Abu Qahafa Al-Hindi a resident of Mumbai who is ISIS Sympathizer. Omer wanted to carry out subversive activities in the country with the instigation of Abu Qahafa Al-Hindi.  Details of Abu Qahafa are not yet known. “We have just recorded Omer’s statement. The further probe will start”, the inspector said.

Police registered cases against Omer under Indian Penal Code sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121A (Conspiring to wage a war against Indian government), 124A (sedition) and various sections of the Arms Act. The investigation to ACP, D.Hari Kumar Yadav, SIT. The accused is being remanded to judicial custody. 

Meanwhile the NIA on Friday has filed supplementary charge sheet in the Hyderabad ISIS Module case of 2016. The charge sheet said that one of the accused, Irfan searched for safe hide outs to carry out for weapon training. Irfan and 8 other ISIS sympathizers were charge sheeted for planning to hit targets in the city. The police said that they have seized incriminating material including “Mujahid Guide”, and “How to conduct lone wolf attacks”.

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