My son's account hacked, says terror suspect's father



Alleged pro-Islamic State (IS) sympathiser and publicist Mehdi Masroor Biswas, arrested in Bengaluru, has reportedly admitted to the charges but his father Saturday refused to believe that his son has any links with the terror group and claimed his account was hacked.

The terror suspect's father said he had no knowledge about his son's arrest as his phone was switched off. "But now, we have decided to go there."

A resident at Koikhali in the north eastern fringes of the city, N. Masroor Biswas said police or intelligence agencies have not got in touch with him so far.

Biswas, who was employed with the state electricity board, said he doesn't believe the allegation that his son has any links with IS, one of the world's most dangerous terrorist groups.

"One reporter asked me about it last night (Friday night). Then I contacted him and inquired.

"My son said he did not understand how it has happened. He said his internet account is hacked. I don't believe that my son has any link with IS," he said.

"My son is busy with his office duty from 8.45 in the morning till night," he added.

Mehdi Masroor Biswas has been working in Bengaluru, Karnataka with an annual package of Rs.5.38 lakh. - IANS