Youth held in Hyderabad for 'links' with IS sympathisers



Hyderabad police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly having links with Islamic State sympathisers.

Konakalla Subramanyam alias Omer was arrested from a house in Paramount Colony here.

Personnel of Special Investigation Team (SIT) found in his possession one mobile phone, which contained incriminating conversation with IS sympathisers.

Police filed a case of sedition and criminal conspiracy against the 22-year-old accused, who has been remanded to judicial custody.

A native of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh, Subramanyam had embraced Islam in 2014. Police said he visited Gujarat and trained in religious rituals and scriptures. He also visited Srinagar, Omrabad, Ambur of Tamil Nadu and Mumbai.

"He has been indulging in chatting with IS sympathisers through social media network like Facebook, Whatsapp and Telegram," said a police statement.

According to the police, he has been in regular conversation with one Abu Qahafa Al-Hindi, IS sympathiser and resident of Mumbai. Police claimed that Omer wanted to carry out subversive activities in the country with the instigation of Abu Qahafa Al-Hindi. - IANS