Tuesday 25 October 2016

TN: Two Youths Arrested Over T-Shirts With ISIS Emblem


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.

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