NEW DELHI: The NIA has arrested a person who was a part of numerous social media teams run by Pakistan-based handlers of the outlawed LeT terrorist group to recruit and radicalize children for finishing up terror actions in India, an official stated on Wednesday.
Sayyad M Idris, 28, a resident of Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada, was arrested from the southern state on Tuesday, a Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) spokesperson stated.
The case, which arose out of an FIR registered in West Bengal on March 18, pertains to Pakistan-based handlers of the proscribed terror outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), utilizing numerous social media platforms to radicalise and recruit susceptible children for its sleeper cells to propagate its ideology and for abetting and advocating illegal actions in India, the company stated.
Idris was a part of numerous social media teams run by Pakistan-based handlers of their efforts to recruit people for the sleeper cells of the LeT and for furthering terrorist actions, the spokesperson stated.
He can be produced earlier than a courtroom and his transit remand can be taken for manufacturing earlier than a particular NIA courtroom in Kolkata.
On this case, a chargesheet has already been filed towards an accused, Tania Parvin of Kolkata, on September 10.
Additional investigation is underway.