Two youths arrested for posting a photo with ISIS emblem on a social networking site

Two youths arrested for posting a photo with ISIS emblem on a social networking site

Ramanathapuram, Aug 5: Two persons have been arrested in the case relating to the appearance of a group photo of some youths wearing T-shirts with ISIS emblem on a social networking site, a top police official today said. Apart from Abdul Rahman, who was arrested on Sunday, Mohammed Rinwan, who allegedly arranged to supply the T-Shirts to the youths, was taken into custody last night.

Both youths have been remanded to judicial custody, Superintendent of Police Mayilvahanan told PTI. A special team has been deputed to the knitting company at Khaderpet in Tiruppur that supplied the T-shirts, he said.

Police suspect that the T-shirts could have been supplied to other areas also. The T-shirt supplier had been approached by a person based at Chennai, and he had also been interrogated, police said.

The photo, which appeared during Ramzan period, was taken in front of a mosque at Thondi in Ramanathapuram district. Initial investigation had revealed that the person who took the photo had gone abroad and uploaded the picture on a social networking site.

The photo was later withdrawn from the site.