The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a 28-year-old from Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka for allegedly being part of various social media groups run by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) handlers based in Pakistan in their effort to recruit individuals for the outfit.
The NIA said the accused, identified as Sayyad M Idris, son of Ibrahim Sab, was arrested on Tuesday from Uttara Kannada district in connection with the West Bengal LeT recruitment case.
“The case arose out of West Bengal, Baduria P.S. FIR No. 150/2020 dated 18.03.2020 pertaining to Pakistan-based handlers co belonging to proscribed terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba using various social media platforms to radicalize and recruit vulnerable youth for sleeper cells, to propagate their ideology and for abetting & advocating unlawful activities,” NIA said in a statement.
“The accused is being produced before the Ld. Court, Uttara Kannada and transit remand is being taken to produce him before the NIA Court in Kolkata,” the statement added.
In this case, chargesheet has already been filed against accused, Tania Parvin of Kolkata, on September 10 and further investigation is underway, NIA said.